Metro Vancouver events calendar for December 2017. Festivals, fun things to do, Christmas events, Christmas lights, Christmas ships, New Year's Eve parties, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

December 1, 2017

Fri

Two Sides of Christmas Breakfast

Join us for a morning discussion on the two sides of Christmas, from different socioeconomic perspectives in our diverse Vancouver landscape

Vancouver | Vancouver Club | 7:30 am to 8:30 am | Food / Wine

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

BC Eating Disorders Community of Practice 8th Annual Networking & Education Days!

Join the Eating Disorders CoP Networking & Education Days where you'll have the opportunity to learn, exchange knowledge, make connections, and share experiences about eating disorders practice in BC!

Vancouver | Heritage Hall | 8:45 am to 4:45 pm | Lecture

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 11:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Botanical Illustration

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 10:00 am to 12:30 am | Visual Arts

Got Craft? presents a Preview Pop-Up

Shop and celebrate the arrival of the Got Craft? 2017 Holiday Edition. Featuring goods from a dozen hand selected makers including our brick and mortar shop...

Vancouver | Little Mountain Shop | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Journey Of A Lifetime Performance

A train so powerful, it pulled the nation forward. The Colonist Car is connecting Canadians once again. Journey of a Lifetime is on tour bringing the story of Canada’s historic Colonist Cars to audiences across the country.

Vancouver | Museum of Vancouver | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm | Theatre

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Exhibition: Worlds of Wonders

Worlds of Wonder is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Nancie Green, Lynne Fahnestalk

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Project Everybody

Project Everybody celebrates the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities with an afternoon of recreation and healthy living demos, inspiring conversations, an art show and sale, and live music and performances

Vancouver | Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Performing Arts | Free

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show

Western Canada’s largest Gem show is featuring 90+ of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Show

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

Holiday Little Cooks

Join Sarah for a mini-session of baking holiday treats including making gingerbread, shortbread and lots more!

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Kids

Blade of the Immortal at Vancity

Going to go see Blade of the Immortal at the Vancity Theatre, Friday December 1! The movie will be in Japanese with English subtitles so don't forget your glasses

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 3:00 pm to 5:20 pm | Film

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Show

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Caroling in McBurney Plaza

Sing-along with carolers while enjoying hot chocolate in the plaza

Langley | McBurney Plaza | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Music | Free

2017 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting

Back for its 11th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Friday December 1st at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

Vancouver | Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Family | Free

Community Holiday Kick Off

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with our first annual Holiday Kick-Off Event! Join us for crafts, musical entertainment, and photos with Santa!

Vancouver | Champlain Heights Community Centre | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for the 37th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair!

Coquitlam | Poirier Forum | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Fair

Friday Night Family Dinner Chanukah Style!

Celebrate Shabbat at our monthly Friday night Shabbat experience for the whole family!

Richmond | The Bayit | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Food / Wine

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Festive Holiday Dinner Buffet

Make holiday memories with family and friends at Newlands. The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 0:30 am | Food / Wine

Screenings: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

We live our lives on land that was never ceded or sold by those who were living here at "first contact" and yet we know precious little about the Lower Mainland before real estate

Vancouver | Vancouver International Film Centre | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Film

Winter's Dance on Robson

This December, step into a Winter Wonderland on Robson

Vancouver | Robson Street | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts | Free

Nothing Up My Sleeves

Matt Johnson is not your typical magician. He has crafted a style that’s a cool mix of urban street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned performer

Surrey | Surrey City Hall | 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm | Performing Arts

WeLearn: Weekend of learning and connections

Sample some of the wisest and most inspiring teachings. We hope that you will find something that will resonate with you and that will spark your interest to learn more

Vancouver | Community Kollel | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Lecture

Royal City Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season with RCYB’s full length ballet, featuring a cast of 100+ dedicated and enthusiastic dancers, under the artistic direction of Dolores Kirkwood, OBC.

Burnaby | Michael J Fox Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm | Dance

An Evening with Shane Koyczan

Internationally renowned spoken word artist, poet, and and author releases new album & graphic novel, both titled Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To, September 15th with a national tour to follow

Vancouver | The Vogue Theatre | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Show

Festa! An Evening of Portuguese Comedy + Culture

There ain't no party like a Portuguese Festa! Get a group of friends and family - or friends who are family - together, and enjoy an evening of Portuguese culture!

Vancouver | Casa Verde Restaurant | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

30 Years of Laughs: A Fundraiser for Artspeak's 31st Year

We invite you to celebrate Artspeak’s 31st year with a lineup of giggles and chuckles equally paired with sides of amazement and wonder

Vancouver | Russian Hall | 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Charity / Fundraising

Fatales: the art of Ryan Heshka

Join us as we celebrate the release of Ryan Heshka's first monograph Fatales, published by Cernunnos

Vancouver | Pulp Fiction Book | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Books

Community Christmas Concert and Sing Along

A good old-fashioned sing-along for the whole family with special activities for the children

Vancouver | St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Music

Wine glass painting Langley

Listen to music, relax and paint! Bring your friends along for a fun evening being creative to what is always a fun painting session!

Langley | Zealous Art | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Visual Arts

Friday Night Dance

Drop-in Lessons and Practice Dances at The ACT Arts Centre. These dances are a fun way to learn new dance styles or practice what you’ve already learned, see old friends and make new ones

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Dance

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Ray Charles Spirit of Christmas with Mike Henry

Get in to the seasonal spirit of Ray Charles Christmas music, plus hear timeless hits like “Georgia”, “Let the Good Times Roll”, “Hit the Road Jack”, and “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, all amazingly performed by Mike Henry and his sizzling band

White Rock | Blue Frog Studios | 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

Zj Shadia’s Zumba Birthday Master Class

Let's Celebrate: The 35th Aniverssary Of My Birth & My 5th Anniversary As A Zumba Instructor.

Burnaby | Latin Fitness Ztudio | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Active Life / Health

The Little Mermaid - The pantomime

Young Calypso is obsessed with the world above the waves. This causes problems in the undersea world ruled by the sea witch Ursula, especially since Calypso is a mermaid.

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

FUSIC #2 - Worldly Approaches to Improvisation presented by Vashaan Music Society

Vashaan Music Society presents a 2-part evening of music from Israel and Iran featuring world-renowned guitarist Itamar Erez who will be joined by Hamin Honari on percussion

Port Moody | Inlet Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Rick Estrin & the Nightcats with Special Guests: The Twisters

Wildly fun, musically fearless and bursting with bravado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognizable sounds and no-holds-barred styles

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Be taken away to the most captivating places on earth

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 10:10 pm | Film

Blade of the Immortal at Vancity

Going to go see Blade of the Immortal at the Vancity Theatre, Friday December 1! The movie will be in Japanese with English subtitles so don't forget your glasses

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 7:55 pm to 11:59 pm | Film

Janelle Nadeau Ensemble: A Prairie Christmas

The Janelle Nadeau Ensemble performs “A Prairie Christmas,” a captivating concert of music to celebrate the season, honour special traditions and cherish with family and friends

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

London Drugs VSO Pops - Classic Broadway

One of North America's most in-demand Pops conductor/arrangers Jeff Tyzik turns back the clock to the classic days of Broadway, with the VSO

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Grand Hotel - Capilano University

Step into 1920's Berlin from November 29th-December 2nd with Capilano University's second year Musical Theatre students' production of Grand Hotel!

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Only Joy Aloud! Annual Christmas concert

Join us in a celebration of song on December 1 & 2, 2017 at Kay Meek Theatre. A music and dance celebration that dazzles audiences of all ages

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Story of My Life: The Broadway Musical

The Story of My Life is a musical with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, and a book by Brian Hill and will be told concert style with minimal props, sets, or lighting

Vancouver | Canadian Music Centre in BC | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

New Works at Night - Emerging Artist Showcase

New Works at Night presents a selection of original creations by Canadian choreographers, curated by Out Innerspace Artistic Directors Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond, on the next generation of exciting professional dance artists in M.O

Vancouver | Orpheum Annex | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Winter Shorts 2017 by Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music

Join the Arts Umbrella Pre-Professional, and Intensive Theatre and Music students, as they share the culmination of their work from the Fall Term. From scene work and songs, to original creations and movement pieces, there is something for everyone

Vancouver | Performance Works | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

School Contemporary Arts Faculty Series: Henry Daniel - nómadas

Henry Daniel's latest work, nómadas is an audio/video installation and live performance that takes inspiration from the current large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Show

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

First produced by the Firehall in the ‘90’s, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, will make you laugh and cry as Taylor creates the story of the impact of the 60’s scoop-up of native children on one family.

Vancouver | Firehall Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

The Shipment

SpeakEasy Theatre presents the West Coast Canadian premiere of Young Jean Lee’s provocative play; The Shipment

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm | Theatre

The National

American indie rock band returns to Vancouver for two shows, on tour to support their latest release “Sleep Well Beast"

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

First up is the world premiere production of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius—our commissioned adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus by two-time Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm | Theatre

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

The New Conformity

An award winning theatrical social commentary packed with high level circus skills. Smashing the audience’s preconceptions of the juggling arts, The New Conformity uses juggling as the background of a touching story with engaging silent characters and lau

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

Friday Night Live

Stories. Music. Life. Every Friday night is something different- a chance to gather the community, share something amazing and go out into the night having witnessed creativity in action

North Vancouver | Lynn Valley United Church | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

You Are It - with Deb Williams and Carmen Aguirre

Williams makes friends with people on the bus and invites them home for dinner; Aguirre claims that she would literally kill spill blood if a sister asked her to do it.

Vancouver | The Fishbowl | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

The Vancouver Chamber Choir. Rejoice! European Carols & Readings

Chilly December days herald the warmth and intimacy of Christmas choirs singing the Nativity story

Vancouver | Dunbar Ryerson United Church | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Bibish de Kinshasa

Une journaliste quitte son Congo natal en quête d’un avenir meilleur. En plein Airbus, le vertige la surprend. A-t-elle bien fait?

Vancouver | Studio 16 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Studio 58 presents: Wilderness

Wilderness is an innovative new multimedia theatre piece that explores our collective search for connection and hope, as families grapple with the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany ‘coming of age’ in the 21st Century

Vancouver | Studio 58 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Fused: The Epic Improv Team-up

Join us live at The Heritage Grill's Back Room Theatre for New Westminster's premier improv show, where two exciting comedy troupes join up for a massive night of entertainment!

New Westminster | The Heritage Grill | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Comedy

Fun Park and Plus Guests present: Becoming a Curmudgeon

I'm turning 27 so I'm throwing myself a rock show

Vancouver | Displace Hashery | 8:30 pm to 2:00 am | Show | Free

Eucalyptus with Soulfood at Cafe Deux Soleils

9:00 Soulfood and 10:00 Eucalyptus

Vancouver | Cafe Deux Soleils | 9:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Music

Paul Filek Band

Paul Filek is a talented Canadian singer/songwriter

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

Spirit Cool

Always Live. Armed with only an acoustic guitar, Spirit is one of the most multi-talented, entertaining, intriguing and captivating one-person performers of original, new Top 40, Pop, and classic songs

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

BaZOOka Picnic

BaZOOka Picnic brings the Funk, the whole Funk, and nuthin’ but the Funk

Vancouver | Guilt & Company | 10:00 pm to 1:00 am | Music

Anjunadeep Tour with Gab Rhome, Jody Wisternoff, & Luttrell at Celebrities

Following a year of sold out parties across the globe including a memorable boat party in New York, celebrated UK label Anjunadeep return for their fourth tour of North America

Vancouver | Celebrities Nightclub | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

MaRLo at Harbour Event Centre

Marlo Hoogstraten better known as MaRLo, is a Dutch DJ and electronic musician. In 2010 he was voted Australia's No. 2 Trance DJ and overall No. 11 in the Inthemix top 50 DJ Poll.

Vancouver | Harbour Event Centre | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

Amplify Her Official Party ft/ AppleCat + J.F. Killah

Amplify Her is a new documentary following the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene

Vancouver | Vancouver Art and Leisure | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

Fistful of Kicks : An Improvised Kung-Fu Spectacular

Join us for Fistful of Kicks, our improvised kung fu spectacular! Mashing up all of your favourite martial arts movies of yesteryear, this show will bring you all of the hard hitting fight scenes together with our signature epic storytelling for one hellu

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm | Comedy

December 2, 2017

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Handel's Messiah by Vancouver Cantata Singers

Join the PBO, Vancouver Cantata Singers and conductor Alexander Weimann for EMV’s very first presentation of Handel’s greatest known work in the intimate atmosphere of the Vancouver Playhouse

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 0:00 am to 0:00 am | Music

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 11:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Breakfast with Santa Langley City

Breakfast with the jolly old elf himself! Join us for some crafts, face painting, a magic show and of course breakfast

Langley | Douglas Recreation Centre | 9:00 am to 11:00 am | Family

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

15th Tsleil Waututh Nation Christmas Craft Fair

Food, prizes for shoppers and vendors... come show me a ticket with proof of purchase and see what you can win. Vendors will automatically get a ticket for both days

North Vancouver | 3010 Sleil-Waututh Rd | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Fair

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Breakfast with Santa!

Join us for a special breakfast, crafts, entertainment and best of all a visit from Santa himself. This event is an annual sell out so please purchase your tickets for adults and children in advance to ensure a seat

Vancouver | West End Community Centre Association | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

WeLearn: Weekend of learning and connections

Sample some of the wisest and most inspiring teachings. We hope that you will find something that will resonate with you and that will spark your interest to learn more

Vancouver | Community Kollel | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Lecture

Got Craft? presents a Preview Pop-Up

Shop and celebrate the arrival of the Got Craft? 2017 Holiday Edition. Featuring goods from a dozen hand selected makers including our brick and mortar shop...

Vancouver | Little Mountain Shop | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Sanity Halo Jewelry at the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair 2017

Come join Sanity Halo Jewelry at the Kensington Holiday Craft Fair. Multiple vendors with jewellery, textiles/fibres, soaps and cards and much more

Vancouver | Kensington Community Centre | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair

4th Annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

Featuring many products by local Artisans while supporting the Burnaby Central Music Department. There is a concession, live entertainment and prizes

Burnaby | Bonsor Recreation Complex | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair

Paint Anything - Drop in Painting

Visit our studio in downtown Langley for a relaxed painting experience

Langley | Zealous Art | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

The Shift Holiday Remix Market

It's back and it's bigger + radder than EVER! the SHIFT is proud to be hosting the Holiday Remix 2.0 on Saturday December 2nd at the beautiful West Langley Hall in Walnut Grove

Langley | Langley Lions Society West Langley Hall | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Dance

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional–family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Family

Maan Farms 3rd Annual Christmas Market

The Annual Christmas Market is back with two weekends of fun this year!!

Abbotsford | Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market | Free

Kensington 10th Annual Holiday Craft Fair!

Come join us for our 10th annual holiday craft fair and browse for unique and beautiful gifts for family and friends ...

Vancouver | Kensington Community Centre | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair | Free

Extreme Makeover: Ecosystem Restoration

Join a guided walk to visit ecological enhancement projects taken on by the Stanley Park Ecology Society, and explore the challenges and success stories behind environmental restoration

Vancouver | Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Nature / Animals

2nd Annual Holiday Gift Extravaganza by Charlford House Society for Women

Charlford House is pleased to be hosting our 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Extravaganza.The show will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Burnaby | Lochdale Community School Gymnasium | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Show | Free

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for the 37th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair!

Coquitlam | Poirier Forum | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show

Western Canada’s largest Gem show is featuring 90+ of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Show

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Kitsilano Winter Market

The second annual local & sustainable Kitsilano Winter Market is a one-day indoors event focusing on local and sustainable crafts & food with live music, farmers market, craft market, free workshops on green initiatives, and child minding

Vancouver | Kitsilano Neighbourhood House | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market

Journey Of A Lifetime Performance

A train so powerful, it pulled the nation forward. The Colonist Car is connecting Canadians once again. Journey of a Lifetime is on tour bringing the story of Canada’s historic Colonist Cars to audiences across the country.

Vancouver | Museum of Vancouver | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm | Theatre

Christmas Bazaar by Russian Community Centre

Come join us on Saturday December 2nd for our annual bazaar. Good food, entertainment, crafts for sale

Vancouver | Russian Community Centre of Vancouver | 11:00 am to 5:30 pm | Market

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Artisan Christmas Craft Fair

Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society presents the first annual Artisan Christmas Craft Fair. Visit the Seine Net Loft and find the perfect homemade gift

Richmond | The Britannia Shipyard | 11:00 am to 4:30 pm | Fair | Free

Tugboat Landing Artisan Market

You are invited to join us for the 2nd Annual Tugboat Landing Artisan Market on the Fraser River in SE Vancouver at the foot of Victoria Drive

Vancouver | HarbourMaster Club | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market | Free

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Fresh Holiday Wreath Workshop

Imagine having your home trimmed with fresh green boughs for the holiday season. Join us for an afternoon workshop to craft your own gorgeous wreath. Our talented facilitator will guide you from start to finish

Langley | Fort Langley National Historic Site | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Workshop

Dundarave Christmas Fair

Join us for an afternoon of fabulously festive and absolutely free concerts in the Festival's Longhouse and the Dundarave Nativity Pavilion

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Fair | Free

First Saturday Open Art Studios - Meet Artists in their Studios

We are part of First Saturday Open Studios which means we throw open the doors of the studio on the First Saturday of each month.

New Westminster | 100 Braid St Studios | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Exhibition: Worlds of Wonders

Worlds of Wonder is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Nancie Green, Lynne Fahnestalk

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Candle Making Workshop

Join us for a hands-on informative candle making workshop where you will learn to make a variety of different candles including a hand-dipped birthday candle, tea light, rolled beeswax candle, votive, and a sushi candle

Coquitlam | Coquitlam City Hall | 12:30 am to 3:30 pm | Workshop

14 Spots remain - Birthday ZIN Jam Session with Zj Shadia

Join this Colombiana Salsera in a fun ZIN™ Jam Session will help you to take your Salsa Skills to a different level

Burnaby | Latin Fitness Ztudio | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Active Life / Health

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

Santa's Workshop at Kerrisdale CC

An afternoon of Christmas craft making for kids! Come join the Kerrisdale Youth Leaders in Action program and make some Christmas-themed gifts for your loved ones this holiday!

Vancouver | Kerrisdale Community Centre | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Workshop

Casual Saturdays: The Improv Drop-In by Instant Theatre

Join our amazing faculty and cast members for the Casual Saturdays Drop-in workshop! If you're a beginner or intermediate improvisational performer and looking for more rehearsal opportunities, our Casual Saturdays workshop is for you!

Vancouver | Instant Studios | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Workshop

North Vancouver LoLo Food Tour

During the 2.5 hour tour, you will be able to learn about the historic ship building industry and early settlers to the area as you savor a delicious culinary experience. The tour includes 10 stops featuring 7 market vendors

North Vancouver | Lonsdale Quay Market | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Food / Wine

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes

Classes consist of instructions on how to meditate, information on Sahaja Yoga Meditation as well as meditation sessions. Classes are free and open to newcomers of all ages and newcomers are welcome to join at any time

Richmond | Richmond Multicultural Community Services | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Only Joy Aloud! Annual Christmas concert

Join us in a celebration of song. A music and dance celebration that dazzles audiences of all ages

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Music

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Family

Almost, Maine

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

The Shipment

SpeakEasy Theatre presents the West Coast Canadian premiere of Young Jean Lee’s provocative play; The Shipment

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Theatre

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

First up is the world premiere production of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius - our commissioned adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus by two-time Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy

Vancouver | The Cultch | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Theatre

The Day Before Christmas By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Theatre

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Family

Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Performing Arts

The Little Mermaid - The pantomime

Young Calypso is obsessed with the world above the waves. This causes problems in the undersea world ruled by the sea witch Ursula, especially since Calypso is a mermaid.

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Performing Arts

VWMC presents "Sounds of Christmas" with Johnston Heights Secondary Senior Choir

Our second Christmas Concert for the 2017, VWMC presents "Sounds of Christmas" with the Johnston Heights Secondary Senior Choir and featuring Cameron Wilson on violin

Surrey | White Rock Baptist Church | 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

CAG Curatorial Tour -Kimberly Phillips

Join CAG Curator, Kimberly Phillips for a guided tour of the current exhibitions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

First produced by the Firehall in the ‘90’s, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, will make you laugh and cry as Taylor creates the story of the impact of the 60’s scoop-up of native children on one family.

Vancouver | Firehall Arts Centre | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Performing Arts

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 3:00 pm to 4:40 pm | Theatre

Studio 58: Wilderness

Wilderness is an innovative new multimedia theatre piece that explores our collective search for connection and hope, as families grapple with the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany ‘coming of age’ in the 21st Century

Vancouver | Studio 58 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Theatre

ACT Presents Series: The Music of Junk

The Music of Junk is a light-hearted, feel-good family concert experience with singers and musicians performing original music on imaginative, invented instruments built from junk and recycled materials

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm | Music

Bright in Burnaby

Join us for the Official Launch of the season plus a evening in support of Burnaby Christmas Bureau

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Magic of Christmas - Free Family Event

Langley City's Magic of Christmas is open for all ages

Langley | McBurney Plaza | 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Family | Free

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family

Canucks vs. Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver | Rogers Arena | 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Sports

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Show

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Screenings: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

We live our lives on land that was never ceded or sold by those who were living here at "first contact" and yet we know precious little about the Lower Mainland before real estate

Vancouver | Vancouver International Film Centre | 4:45 pm to 7:00 pm | Film

Army of Sass Tri-Cities, Surrey & Maple Ridge Present: OZ

Join Army of Sass Tri-Cities, Surrey & Maple Ridge as we present the AOS version of OZ!

Port Coquitlam | Terry Fox Theatre | 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Performing Arts

Chanukah Havdalah

Join us for Chanukah Havdalah, presented by Burquest Jewish Community and PJ Library of Vancouver

Coquitlam | Burquest Jewish Community | 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm | Family | Free

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Festive Holiday Dinner Buffet

Make holiday memories with family and friends at Newlands. The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 0:30 am | Food / Wine

Thurka Kalai Vizha 2017: Fundraising Multi Cultural Dance Festival

Arul Migu Thurkadevi Hindu Society

Burnaby | Michael J Fox Theatre | 5:30 pm to 0:00 am | Festival

New West Craft Christmas Night Market

New West Craft is thrilled to announce our 3rd annual Christmas Night Market. Join us for a festive evening of shopping, music, food, drinks and fun at River Market in beautiful downtown New Westminster

New Westminster | River Market | 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Market

Winter's Dance on Robson

This December, step into a Winter Wonderland on Robson

Vancouver | Robson Street | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts | Free

Christmas Parade

Langley BMX is taking part in the Langley City's Christmas Parade!

Langley | McBurney Plaza | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Family | Free

2017 Bcabba Year End Gala

Tentative Date Dec 2nd, 2017. This will be a year end celebration to highlight the sucess of the BCABBA athletes, promoters, volunteers, and new IFBB Pros!

New Westminster | La Perla | 6:00 pm to 11:50 pm | Sports

Holiday Cheer at the Pier!

On December 2, join your friends and neighbours at Rocky Point Park to celebrate the holiday season. Make your way to the gazebo by the pier at 6pm, and warm up with some hot chocolate or hot apple cider while you listen to carol singers (feel free to sin

Port Moody | Rocky Point Pier & Boat Launch | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Party | Free

Shashi Lata Night

Shashi Lata Virk is a ghazal singer from All India Radio and T.V. She has performed ghazals, bajans, geet,Rajastani and Punjabi Songs.

New Westminster | Douglas College Arts Theatre | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Show

Blade of the Immortal at Vancity

Going to go see Blade of the Immortal at the Vancity Theatre, Friday December 1! The movie will be in Japanese with English subtitles so don't forget your glasses :)

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm | Film

Louis The Child with Louis Futon and Ashe

Louis The Child consists of Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren, who have taken the music industry by storm in recent years

Vancouver | The Vogue Theatre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Protest Songs Performed by Vancouver Choirs

The rich tradition of protest music is coming to Museum of Vancouver for a single night of live performance and engagement. Four of Vancouver's vibrant community choirs congregate under one roof/dome to perform individual sets of protest music

Vancouver | Museum of Vancouver | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

The Naughty List Lounge Holiday Bash

Tis' the season to be a whole lot of nice, with a tad bit of naughty! I Like Her Style Vancouver wants to give our community an opportunity to have a casual and festive night to remember for the holidays.

Vancouver | Red Bull Lounge | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Business / Finance

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

1st LAON Music Festival

Live concert of Blue Pill & Ultrarisk

Port Moody | Inlet Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Ray Charles Spirit of Christmas with Mike Henry

Get in to the seasonal spirit of Ray Charles Christmas music, plus hear timeless hits like “Georgia”, “Let the Good Times Roll”, “Hit the Road Jack”, and “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, all amazingly performed by Mike Henry and his sizzling band

White Rock | Blue Frog Studios | 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 7:00 pm to 8:40 pm | Theatre

Heart of Tantra Party!

Join us for a playful evening exploring intimacy, connection, and tantra in a safe and love filled environment. This is a space to explore your light, your shadow, your sexiness and some raw vulnerability

Vancouver | One Thousand Rivers | 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Party

O Holy Night - PMCC & Crystal Hicks

The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir presents their Christmas concert, O Holy Night, at Bakerview Church. Begin your Christmas season with the clear voices of children singing about the joy of Jesus and Christmas

Abbotsford | Bakerview Church | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

The Radical - Ho Ho Ho Improv Holiday Show

Hit improv troupe The Radical is bringing their rapid-fire and humour-driven act back to the Centennial Performance Studio in December!

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Show

Christmas Fantasia

This year the Coquitlam Chorale proudly presents "Christmas Fantasia”. A celebration of Christmas music near and dear to our hearts

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

WeLearn: Weekend of learning and connections at Private home

Sample some of the wisest and most inspiring teachings. We hope that you will find something that will resonate with you and that will spark your interest to learn more

Vancouver | King David High School | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Lecture

Only Joy Aloud!

Join us in a celebration of song on December. A music and dance celebration that dazzles audiences of all ages

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Winter Shorts 2017 by Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music

Join the Arts Umbrella Pre-Professional, and Intensive Theatre and Music students, as they share the culmination of their work from the Fall Term. From scene work and songs, to original creations and movement pieces, there is something for everyone

Vancouver | Performance Works | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

London Drugs VSO Pops - Classic Broadway

One of North America's most in-demand Pops conductor/arrangers Jeff Tyzik turns back the clock to the classic days of Broadway, with the VSO

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Grand Hotel - Capilano University

Step into 1920's Berlin from November 29th-December 2nd with Capilano University's second year Musical Theatre students' production of Grand Hotel!

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Salsa & Latin Dance Night

Featuring Salsa, Bachata & Merengue lesson & Latin Music with Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 0:30 am | Dance

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

This sparkling seasonal favourite will ignite your Christmas spirit. Featuring a choir, soloists and a professional chamber orchestra including the brilliance of three trumpets and Baroque timpani and of course, Bach!

North Vancouver | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Story of My Life: The Broadway Musical

The Story of My Life is a musical with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, and a book by Brian Hill and will be told concert style with minimal props, sets, or lighting

Vancouver | Canadian Music Centre in BC | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

School Contemporary Arts Faculty Series: Henry Daniel - nómadas

Henry Daniel's latest work, nómadas is an audio/video installation and live performance that takes inspiration from the current large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Show

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

William Prince with special guest Justin Lacroix

William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps cliches to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

First produced by the Firehall in the ‘90’s, Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, will make you laugh and cry as Taylor creates the story of the impact of the 60’s scoop-up of native children on one family.

Vancouver | Firehall Arts Centre | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

The Shipment

SpeakEasy Theatre presents the West Coast Canadian premiere of Young Jean Lee’s provocative play; The Shipment

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm | Theatre

The National

American indie rock band returns to Vancouver for two shows, on tour to support their latest release “Sleep Well Beast"

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

First up is the world premiere production of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius—our commissioned adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus by two-time Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm | Theatre

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

The New Conformity

An award winning theatrical social commentary packed with high level circus skills. Smashing the audience’s preconceptions of the juggling arts, The New Conformity uses juggling as the background of a touching story with engaging silent characters and lau

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

You Are It - with Deb Williams and Carmen Aguirre

Williams makes friends with people on the bus and invites them home for dinner; Aguirre claims that she would literally kill spill blood if a sister asked her to do it.

Vancouver | The Fishbowl | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

Bibish de Kinshasa

Une journaliste quitte son Congo natal en quête d’un avenir meilleur. En plein Airbus, le vertige la surprend. A-t-elle bien fait?

Vancouver | Studio 16 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Studio 58 presents: Wilderness

Wilderness is an innovative new multimedia theatre piece that explores our collective search for connection and hope, as families grapple with the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany ‘coming of age’ in the 21st Century

Vancouver | Studio 58 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Rich Hope - Lindsay Beaver - Kitty and The Rooster

Live at the WISE is proud to present a night of Rock and Roll!! With Lindsay Beaver & The 24th St. Wailers Rich Hope and Kitty & The Rooster

Vancouver | The Wise Hall & Lounge | 8:00 pm to 1:00 am | Music

Cover 2 Cover

Cover2Cover is 5 experienced musicians playing as a group for well over 10 years. Covering decades of number one hits, guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor and in the party mood

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

Spirit Cool

Always Live. Armed with only an acoustic guitar, Spirit is one of the most multi-talented, entertaining, intriguing and captivating one-person performers of original, new Top 40, Pop, and classic songs

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

Kutapira

Kutapira bring Afro-Cuban vibes together with the melodies of Zimbabwe, creating an original sound guaranteed to at least get your toe tappin'

Vancouver | Guilt & Company | 10:00 pm to 1:00 am | Music

Jaded - Hosted by Harrison Brome

With a voice that could melt gold, Vancouver's own Harrison Brome makes his return to Celebrities to celebrate the release of his newest single Jaded

Vancouver | Celebrities Nightclub | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music | Free

Off Key: The Improvised Musical

We bring the music. You bring the noise. Off Key performs original musicals based on audience suggestions. The catch? The script, lyrics, and music are all improvised on the spot.

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm | Show

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Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Brunch with Santa

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | Food / Wine

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Monika Blichar AT Opus Coquitlam

This is your chance to learn from Monika Blichar in this free workshop held at Opus Art Supplies in Coquitlam

Coquitlam | Opus Art Supplies | 9:00 am to 2:30 pm | Workshop | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Breakfast with Santa

Celebrate the holidays with breakfast, crafts, gifts and a visit with Santa

Richmond | Steveston Community Centre | 9:30 am to 11:30 am | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

15th Tsleil Waututh Nation Christmas Craft Fair

Food, prizes for shoppers and vendors... come show me a ticket with proof of purchase and see what you can win. Vendors will automatically get a ticket for both days

North Vancouver | 3010 Sleil-Waututh Rd | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Fair

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Got Craft? presents a Preview Pop-Up

Shop and celebrate the arrival of the Got Craft? 2017 Holiday Edition. Featuring goods from a dozen hand selected makers including our brick and mortar shop...

Vancouver | Little Mountain Shop | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market

Chanukah Workshop at Home Depot

Fun for the whole family!

Richmond | Home Depot | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Workshop

WeLearn: Weekend of learning and connections

Sample some of the wisest and most inspiring teachings. We hope that you will find something that will resonate with you and that will spark your interest to learn more

Vancouver | Community Kollel | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Lecture

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Winter Fair 2017

Mark your calendars - December 3rd is your day to shop for everything you need to make these Holidays truly special

Coquitlam | Burquest Jewish Community | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Fair

4th Annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

Featuring many products by local Artisans while supporting the Burnaby Central Music Department. There is a concession, live entertainment and prizes

Burnaby | Bonsor Recreation Complex | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair

Maan Farms 3rd Annual Christmas Market

The Annual Christmas Market is back with two weekends of fun this year!!

Abbotsford | Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market | Free

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for the 37th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair!

Coquitlam | Poirier Forum | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show

Western Canada’s largest Gem show is featuring 90+ of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Show

Hastings Park Farmers Market

Located within a thriving community close to the highway and the Second Narrows Bridge, the Hastings Park Farmers Market is a perfect place to stop and shop.

Vancouver | Hastings Park | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Market

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Journey Of A Lifetime Performance

A train so powerful, it pulled the nation forward. The Colonist Car is connecting Canadians once again. Journey of a Lifetime is on tour bringing the story of Canada’s historic Colonist Cars to audiences across the country.

Vancouver | Museum of Vancouver | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm | Theatre

Breakfast with Santa at Sunset Community Centre

Santa will be making a very special appearance all the way from the North Pole to Sunset Community Centre for breakfast!

Vancouver | Sunset Community Centre | 10:30 am to 4:18 pm | Family

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Please join us for the Meet Me Under the Mistletoe edition of the Utopia Marketplace! Here you will find that special something for that special someone!

Langley | Fort Langley Community Hall | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Family | Free

The Local Love Holiday Pop-Up

The Local Love Pop-Up Market is coming back for the holiday season, with more local brands & a fabulous day of shopping!

Port Moody | Old Mill Boathouse Banquet Hall and Watersports Centre | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market | Free

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from the book by C.S. Lewis

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 11:00 am to 12:40 am | Theatre

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

TELUS presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade

Put out the milk and cookies! The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is a go, and it’s happening the first weekend of December. Kick off the holiday season with Santa on Sunday, December 3rd!

Vancouver | Downtown Vancouver | 12:00 am to 2:00 pm | Family | Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Intro to Improvisation

This class will allow you to learn the improvisational skills of Play, Spontaneity, Character and Story

Vancouver | Instant Studios | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Workshop

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Show

Christmas Gathering

Jesus Rock of Ages Ministries

Burnaby | Michael J Fox Theatre | 1:00 pm to 0:00 am | Music

Royal City Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season with RCYB’s full length ballet, featuring a cast of 100+ dedicated and enthusiastic dancers, under the artistic direction of Dolores Kirkwood, OBC

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Performing Arts

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Family

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

Brighten Up!

Join us at Mackin House and Fraser Mills Station for festive activities, hot chocolate, homemade baking, traditional carolling, heritage crafts, plus enter for a chance to win a handmade candle gift set

Coquitlam | Coquitlam City Hall | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Family

A Lantern Affair: Our Family Day for the Holidays

Gather up family and friends and drop by for our annual A Lantern Affair, our Family Day for the Holidays!

Coquitlam | Place des Arts | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Family | Free

Opera Zone at Kerrisdale Community Centre

Enjoy an afternoon of listening to arias sung by Gerard Satamian and others, accompanied by a piano

Vancouver | Kerrisdale Community Centre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Opera

Christmas Fantasia

This year the Coquitlam Chorale proudly presents "Christmas Fantasia”. A celebration of Christmas music near and dear to our hearts

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Music

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Family

The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

First up is the world premiere production of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius - our commissioned adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus by two-time Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy

Vancouver | The Cultch | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Theatre

The Day Before Christmas By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Theatre

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Family

The Little Mermaid - The pantomime

Young Calypso is obsessed with the world above the waves. This causes problems in the undersea world ruled by the sea witch Ursula, especially since Calypso is a mermaid.

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Performing Arts

Afternoon of Christmas Music

New Westminster’s most popular Christmas concert returns to Massey Theatre again this year. The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir and Winter Harp join together for a magical concert you won’t want to miss

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The Vancouver Recital Society presents Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) and Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano) in an afternoon concerta at the Vancouver Playhouse

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

Opera on a Sunday Afternoon

Join us in celebrating live performances at the Shadbolt Centre! Join us for one of a four-concert series produced by the Burnaby Lyric Opera

Burnaby | Shadbolt Centre for the Arts | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Opera

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

This sparkling seasonal favourite will ignite your Christmas spirit. Featuring a choir, soloists and a professional chamber orchestra including the brilliance of three trumpets and Baroque timpani and of course, Bach!

North Vancouver | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts | 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Music

Handel’s Messiah

Featuring the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver Cantata Singers, and outstanding soloists, Handel’s Messiah is a glorious piece of music of great history and importance

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 3:00 pm to 4:40 pm | Theatre

Studio 58: Wilderness

Wilderness is an innovative new multimedia theatre piece that explores our collective search for connection and hope, as families grapple with the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany ‘coming of age’ in the 21st Century

Vancouver | Studio 58 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Theatre

Genre Workout by Instant Theatre

Explore the world of genre at Instant Theatre, with a new and different genre work out every month! Expand your skills and knowledge of tropes and forms as our instructors take you through a four hour workshop intensive

Vancouver | Instant Studios | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Workshop

The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season with RCYB’s full length ballet, featuring a cast of 100+ dedicated and enthusiastic dancers, under the artistic direction of Dolores Kirkwood, OBC

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Performing Arts

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family

Winter Shorts 2017

Join the Arts Umbrella Pre-Professional, and Intensive Theatre and Music students, as they share the culmination of their work from the Fall Term. From scene work and songs, to original creations and movement pieces, there is something for everyone

Vancouver | Performance Works | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Performing Arts

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

12th Annual Surrey Santa Parade

Santa is coming to town! Visit the Cloverdale Town Centre in Surrey on Sunday, December 3, at 5pm and celebrate the arrival of Santa with a magical, evening, lighted parade

Surrey | Cloverdale Town Centre | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Family | Free

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Dickens Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands. Join us for this holiday family favorite!

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

Screenings: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

We live our lives on land that was never ceded or sold by those who were living here at "first contact" and yet we know precious little about the Lower Mainland before real estate

Vancouver | Vancouver International Film Centre | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Film

Red Ribbons 4 Life 10

This campaign/event was founded in 2008 by Martin Rooney as a part of the campaign to remove the US HIV Travel Ban

New Westminster | The Columbia | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Charity / Fundraising

Vanleena Christmas Concert

Annual Christmas dance performance

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Dance in Transit at Lumiere Festival

Join us for a free outdoor dance event at Lumiere Festival. We will be dancing under a big tent with lights & heaters so don't worry about the weather Wear light-up or glow-in-the-dark clothing for Lumiere!!

Vancouver | Jim Deva Plaza | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Dance | Free

Legends of Rock n Roll: Snowbird - A Tribute to Anne Murray

Laura Gillespie will simply amaze you with her close likeness and dead-on vocal interpretations of Canada’s sweetheart... Anne Murray

Chilliwack | HUB International Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

We Three Queens

We Three Queens is comprised of three of Canada's finest jazz vocalists. Well-known as solo performing and recording artists, Vancouver's Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato and Kate Hammett-Vaughan have been singing holiday music together for almost a decade

White Rock | Blue Frog Studios | 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Vakhan

Vakhan is a play about the life and times of Moshtagh-Ali-Shah, written and directed by Morteza Moshtaghi, using multimedia techniques (dialogue, music, songs, dance and video)

Port Moody | Inlet Theatre | 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

Moms Over Miami Christmas

Judy Campbell and Susan Derulo of the famous pop duo 'Moms Over Miami' are live in Vancouver with their first ever full length show!

Vancouver | XYYVR | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Comedy

Winter Shorts 2017 by Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music

Join the Arts Umbrella Pre-Professional, and Intensive Theatre and Music students, as they share the culmination of their work from the Fall Term. From scene work and songs, to original creations and movement pieces, there is something for everyone

Vancouver | Performance Works | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Kenny G - The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour 2017

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist. His 1986 album, Duotones, brought him commercial success

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

East Van Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! Come witness a high-octane battle between two Supergroups made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Performing Arts

Cagematch: Ultimate Comedy Showdown

Cagematch pits the fiercest and most hilarious improvisers against each other to determine who has the best improv in the city. For 15 years, Cagematch is an underground hotbed of talent where improvisers pull out all the stops

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Comedy

December 4, 2017

Mon

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Little Cooks - Monday AM

Join Sarah for a mini-session of baking holiday treats including making gingerbread, shortbread and lots more!

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 9:15 am to 10:30 am | Food / Wine

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Ornaments Galore

Join Sarah for this festive class and have fun making a variety of keepsake ornaments to decorate your tree and house

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 10:45 am to 12:00 am | Kids

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vanleena Christmas Concert

Annual Christmas dance performance

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm | Dance

National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence Against Women

We will open with a Memorial Ceremony in honour of the fourteen women murdered on December 6, 1989, at L'Ecole Polytechnique and the many Indigenous women who have been murdered or gone missing across our country.

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 11:30 am to 11:45 am | History

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Holiday Mixed Media Art

Come and make some festive holiday arts and crafts for the season using different materials and techniques

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 12:30 am to 2:45 pm | Kids

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

Banner Walkabout Tour

Walking Tour of the current set of banners at Britannia Centre

Vancouver | Britannia Community Services Centre | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm | Visual Arts

Holiday Little Cooks - Monday PM

Join Sarah for a mini-session of baking holiday treats including making gingerbread, shortbread and lots more!

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Kids

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

The sound of a cactus being touched by a raindrop

Join Elisa Ferrari, Harrell Fletcher, and the Lord Strathcona Elementary community for 'the sound of a cactus being touched by a raindrop', a communal listening event inspired by the early days of radio broadcasting

Vancouver | Strathcona Elementary School | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Piedmont Truffle & Hazelnut Dinner

Internationally recognized Chef Carlo Zarri, a maestro of Piedmont traditional cuisine with truffles and hazelnuts, will prepare a multi-course gourmet dinner

Vancouver | Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Food / Wine

Canning for the holidays with Benedetta

Learn how to preserve the best produce of the season by canning it!

Vancouver | Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Cooking

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes in Vancouver

Classes consist of instructions on how to meditate, information on Sahaja Yoga Meditation as well as meditation sessions. Classes are free and open to newcomers of all ages and newcomers are welcome to join at any time

Vancouver | 7743 Champlain Crescent | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Beautiful Scars: Tom Wilson

Beautiful Scars: Tom Wilson in conversation with Hal Wake. Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library with support from Vancity

Vancouver | Vancouver Public Library | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Books

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince

A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince invites audiences to experience the musical legend like never before

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Pixies

The Pixies perform in support of their album Head Carrier with The Orwells at the Queen Elizabeth

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Alexander Flock Trio

Alexander Flock is a versatile guitarist and flanded by his moster band Sam Cartwright drums, and Jeff Gammon bass. His performances are high energy and traverse many styles

Vancouver | Guilt & Company | 9:30 pm to 0:30 am | Music

December 5, 2017

Tue

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 9:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Parkgate Men's Chorus

Join us for an hour of singing at Parkgate library First Tuesday of every month at 11 am. We are a small group of seniors. We sing songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s as well as barbershop style songs. There are song books and piano accompaniment.

North Vancouver | Parkgate Library | 11:00 am to 12:00 am | Music | Free

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Exhibition: Worlds of Wonders

Worlds of Wonder is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Nancie Green, Lynne Fahnestalk

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

First Tuesday Holiday Party with East Village BIA & Dayton Boots

First Tuesday Holiday Party, Dayton Boots Tour & Heritage Business Project Update. LOCO, Hastings North Business Improvement Area and Dayton Boots partner on this event

Vancouver | Dayton Boots | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Party

Red Heart Awards Celebration

Join us Tuesday, December 5th for an evening celebrating outstanding individuals at the Red Heart Awards Celebration, where Variety BC has the opportunity to honour some of our most dedicated supporters

Burnaby | Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre | 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Charity / Fundraising

Paint Night at The Rustic Rooster in Cloverdale!

Come join us on Tuesday December 5th 6pm for a fun night out with friends! Enjoy a specialty coffee and dessert while bringing out your inner artist!

Surrey | The Rustic Rooster | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Visual Arts

The Art of Cheesemaking: Mozzarella and Burrata

This is an hands-on class about one of our favourite food: Cheese! Join Kendall from The Modern Pantry for an evening of laughter and learning

Vancouver | Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cooking

Making the Digital Leap Forward

For magazine publishers looking to take the next step and go digital, the Magazine Association of BC has compiled a report on the top 5 digital content distributors in Canada.

Vancouver | Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association | 6:00 pm to 6:35 pm | Lecture | Free

Intro to Stained Glass

Learn how to make a stained glass sun catcher using the copper foil method

Vancouver | MakerLabs | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Workshop

VABF Monthly Open Studio: Zine Culture Clash

Join the Vancouver Art Book Fair, a panel discussion on the past, present and possible futures of zine culture presented in collaboration with ArtsScene Vancouver

Vancouver | Monthly Open Studio | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Books

Lobby Nights. Holy Wow Poets

Share your poetic flair or simply sit back and relax while listening to exciting and invigorating poems and songs.

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Books | Free

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Stanley Park Postcard Secrets

Join Jolene Castillou Cumming, Stanley Park historian and Vancouver Postcard Club member, to hear the fascinating stories behind numerous historical Stanley Park postcards

Vancouver | West End Community Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Lecture

Canucks vs. Hurricanes at Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Vancouver | Rogers Arena | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Sports

Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir: Sounds of Christmas

Join the celebrated Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir for this annual Christmas concert, with nearly eighty male voices singing in glorious four-part harmony

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

De Yun She【德云社】相声大会北美巡演 at Orpheum Theatre

“床前明月光,疑是地上霜,举头望明月,我叫郭德纲”。如果说9月12日的国内的“钢丝节”,那么2017年的12月5日就会是属于温哥华的“全民钢丝节”,没错,德云社又双叒叕回来了!

Vancouver | Orpheum Theatre | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Comedy

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:45 pm | Theatre

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show

Watch a cast of Vancouver's top improvisors in a night of exploring your anonymous secrets on the fabulous XY stage on Davie Street. The hit improv show running in New York City's East Village has come to Vancouver!

Vancouver | XYYVR | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Comedy

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Brit Floyd - Immersion World Tour 2017

Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band formed in 2011 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Their live shows attempt to emulate and recreate the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd's live shows

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Franz Ferdinand With guest Sally Dige

Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.

Vancouver | Commodore Ballroom | 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

December 6, 2017

Wed

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

BC Dairy industry Conference 2017

Now in its 9th year, the BC Dairy Industry Conference has become the most anticipated event of the year for dairy farmers and industry affiliates alike

Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Lecture

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 9:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Exhibition: Worlds of Wonders

Worlds of Wonder is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Nancie Green, Lynne Fahnestalk

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

The Day Before Christmas By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm | Theatre

Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Performing Arts

Minoru Chapel Opera Series: City Opera Vancouver’s Come Sing With Us! Matinee concerts

Minoru Chapel Opera Series will return this fall.

Richmond | Minoru Chapel | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Opera

Festival of Lights Photography Workshop

Develop your night time photography skills and have fun playing with light in the sparkling beauty of VanDusen’s Festival of Lights

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Workshop

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

CAG Artist Talk - Andrew Dadson

Join artist Andrew Dadson for a free walking tour as he introduces the themes and ideas present in the exhibition - Site For Still Life

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Naughty or Nice Paint Night

Naughty or Nice? Never painted before? That's Okay! 99% of the people that paint with me has never painted before! Come join the fun!

Langley | Zealous Art | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Visual Arts

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: A YMCA Annual Campaign Movie Fundraiser

Join us for a special screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at the Rio Theatre! All funds raised through ticket sales will go to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, supporting children and families in need in our local community

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Film

Italian baking 101

Knowing how to bake a cake from scratch is an essential life skill, at least for Italians! In this 2-class workshop, Alice - cake lover and baker from Italy - will share with you some of her favorite Italian pastry recipes

Vancouver | Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cooking

Art Gallery - Opening Reception

Domestic Savages. Featuring collages by Dominique Norville & Jane Stanier

Vancouver | Britannia Community Services Centre | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Exhibition

Good Lovelies Holiday Special at The Wise Hall

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society, in partnership with National Arts Centre and The Wise Hall, present: An Evening with the Good Lovelies Holiday Special

Vancouver | The Wise Hall & Lounge | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Book Launch by Dr. Harry Stefanakis, Psychologist

We are delighted to be hosting the book launch event for Core Living. Dr. Harry Stefanakis, the book’s author will present at this free event

Vancouver | CityU Vancouver | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Books | Free

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes in Burnaby

Classes consist of instructions on how to meditate, information on Sahaja Yoga Meditation as well as meditation sessions. Classes are free and open to newcomers of all ages and newcomers are welcome to join at any time

Burnaby | 5707 Gilpin St | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Winter Concert

Burnaby South Secondary Music Department

Burnaby | Michael J Fox Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Christmas Dinner Fraser River Cruises

Spread your holiday cheer and join Paddlewheeler Riverboat tours for our Christmas Dinner Cruises. Delicious seasonal meal consists of carved turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, smooth gravy and all the fixings

New Westminster | Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Food / Wine

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Minoru Chapel Opera Series: City Opera Vancouver’s Come Sing With Us! Evening concerts

Minoru Chapel Opera Series will return this fall.

Richmond | Minoru Chapel | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Opera

JI Chai Celebration

Presented by the Jewish Independent, the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family and the Chutzpah! Festival the JI Chai Celebration honours 18 community movers, shakers, thinkers, doers and all-around awesome people

Vancouver | The Norman Rothstein Theatre | 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Party

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

London’s 3-time Impresario award-winning comedians James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:45 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Musical

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

SHINY

SHINY is a multidisciplinary performance that explores and challenges the beauty standards enforced upon women through mass media

Vancouver | Left of Main | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Dance

Leif Vollebekk

Singer-songwriter from Montreal, on tour to support his latest release “Twin Solitude”

Vancouver | Imperial Vancouver | 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm | Music

The Killers

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. would complete the current lineup of the band in 2002

Vancouver | Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Jann Arden Christmas with the VSO

Jann performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Canada’s beloved pop diva Jann Arden brings her sensational voice and warm, witty personality to this Holiday-season extravaganza!

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

How Star Wars Saved My Life

How Star Wars Saved My Life is an empowering true story of courage from an adult survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse from priests

Vancouver | Performance Works | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

House Party - An Open Improv Jam

Instant Theatre proudly presents House Party! An open improv jam where students, performers, and brand new audience members can perform together!

Vancouver | Instant Studio | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Party | Free

You Are It - with Deb Williams and Carmen Aguirre

Williams makes friends with people on the bus and invites them home for dinner; Aguirre claims that she would literally kill spill blood if a sister asked her to do it.

Vancouver | The Fishbowl | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Franz Ferdinand With guest Sally Dige

Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.

Vancouver | Commodore Ballroom | 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

December 7, 2017

Thu

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

BC Dairy industry Conference 2017

Now in its 9th year, the BC Dairy Industry Conference has become the most anticipated event of the year for dairy farmers and industry affiliates alike

Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Lecture

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 9:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Make It Vancouver

Vancouver’s largest independent art, fashion & craft extravaganza is back for 4 days! Mark your calendar for December 7-10!

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Fair

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Exhibition: Worlds of Wonders

Worlds of Wonder is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Nancie Green, Lynne Fahnestalk

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

CAG Thursday Lunch Time Tours

Join CAG Visitor Coordinator, Julia Lamare on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE lunch hour tour of the current exhibitions.

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:30 am to 1:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

Holiday Open House

We are excited to host a Holiday Open House to say thank you to our neighbours, partners, sponsors, members, and volunteers for your support all year long.

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Party

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Show

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Dickens Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands. Join us for this holiday family favorite!

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

Gingerbread House Making & Holiday Community Decorating

Decorate a gingerbread house to take home! Holiday songs, movies, cookies and hot chocolate will also be enjoyed during this gathering

Vancouver | Creekside Community Recreation Centre | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Family

Winter Hayrides

Up to 170 vendors all with home-made crafts, baking, jewellery, "foodie" items and more. This is a fun event ideal as a pre-Christmas event and great shopping. Concession stand available with yummy treats

Richmond | Steveston Community Centre | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

Celebration 2017: Families, Inclusion, Community

You are invited to attend plan's Celebration 2017: Families, Inclusion, Community! This will be a gathering to celebrate all that our inclusive communities have accomplished this year

Vancouver | Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Party | Free

Winter Gathering

Join us for an evening of music, dance and spoken word by local performers including Roxanne Charles and more. Light refreshments will be served

Vancouver | Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Charity / Fundraising

PJ Masks Live! Time To Be A Hero

Entertainment One and Round Room Presents are proud to announce that ‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ a brand-new, fully immersive musical production, will take to the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Show

Speed For Need

Help put food on someone’s table, and Fast Track will put you in the driver’s seat! Please bring a non-perishable donation for the Sources Langley Food Bank and receive a free race on us!

Langley | Fast Track Indoor Karting | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Irreplaceables Tour Featuring the Girls from DanceMoms; Via, Kendall, Chloe, Kalani

As seen on the hit show Dance Moms, The Irreplaceables bring their world-class talent and larger-than-life personalities to major cities across North America

Vancouver | The Vogue Theatre | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Intro to Stained Glass

Learn how to make a stained glass sun catcher using the copper foil method

Vancouver | MakerLabs | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Workshop

Visit with Santa

Join us for a festive night of Christmas crafts and seasonal activities

Burnaby | Willingdon Community Centre | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | Kids

Royal City Rotary presents: Redbull Media House - The Art Of Flight

It's back on the bug screen where it belongs. The film that broke all the rules, all the records and redefined what was possible in an action cinema!

New Westminster | Landmark Cinemas 10 New Westminster | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Film

In Conversation: Jann Arden

Join award-winning, multi-platinum selling, Canadian recording artist, Jann Arden as she discusses her new book, Feeding My Mother: Comfort And Laughter In The Kitchen As My Mom Lives With Memory Loss

Vancouver | Indigo Granville | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Books

Christmas Dinner Fraser River Cruises

Spread your holiday cheer and join Paddlewheeler Riverboat tours for our Christmas Dinner Cruises. Delicious seasonal meal consists of carved turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, smooth gravy and all the fixings

New Westminster | Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Food / Wine

Community Naloxone Training

Kickstand will be hosting a naloxone training night for volunteers and community members. This event will be faciliated by Karmik!

Vancouver | Kickstand | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Archiving Activism

Join us for an engaging panel discussion that will explore one of the central tenants of MOV's City On Edge exhibition: archives and their historically rich relationship to activism

Vancouver | Museum of Vancouver | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Lecture

artBAR: Drink & Design with Sandra Taylor

Join us for an evening of fine arts and wine. All Art evenings are led by professional artists and include supplies or instruments and a complimentary glass of wine! Our bar is open for the duration of these evening events

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Visual Arts

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

Artist Salon with Barbara Meneley

The Richmond Art Gallery presents a monthly program for artists to connect, network and learn from each other

Richmond | Richmond Art Gallery | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Live at the Gallery - Seasonal Celebration

We wish to invite you to join us to celebrate all our successes in the past year. We welcome all members, friends, family, partners & sponsors to this evening of fun, food and amazing music

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Party | Free

Canucks vs. Flyers at Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Vancouver | Rogers Arena | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Sports

Joyful Rebellion Winter Concert Vol. 2

Season's Greetings! Joyful Rebellion Choir welcomes you to our 2nd Annual Winter Concert!

Vancouver | St. Helen's Anglican Church | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

London’s 3-time Impresario award-winning comedians James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

A Rock'n'Roll Christmas. The Killer, Cash and the King

Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

An Awkward Family Holiday

Oh, those Awkward Family Holiday gatherings. Everybody has them. But wouldn’t they be so much better if they included delicious food, a cash bar, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and cabaret performances from Awkward alumni??

Vancouver | CBC Studio 700 | 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Charity / Fundraising

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:45 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Musical

Bah Humbug! by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Mrs. Smith's Scottish Christmas Extravaganza

A message from Mrs. Smith: All my life people have approached me for advice, I just seem to be one of those people. “Julie,” they say.

Vancouver | XYYVR | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Comedy

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

A Twin Kennedy Christmas

Meet Twin Kennedy: an identical twin country/roots duo from Victoria, BC. With Carli on guitar and vocals, and Julie on fiddle and vocals, these sisters have been described as “Nothing Short of Awesome!” (Cashbox Magazine)

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Grizzly Bear

​Grizzly Bear perform in support of their new release Painted Ruins at the Orpheum

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

SHINY

SHINY is a multidisciplinary performance that explores and challenges the beauty standards enforced upon women through mass media

Vancouver | Left of Main | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Dance

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

How Star Wars Saved My Life

How Star Wars Saved My Life is an empowering true story of courage from an adult survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse from priests

Vancouver | Performance Works | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

You Are It - with Deb Williams and Carmen Aguirre

Williams makes friends with people on the bus and invites them home for dinner; Aguirre claims that she would literally kill spill blood if a sister asked her to do it.

Vancouver | The Fishbowl | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Big Madge + Guests

Vancouver Ska band composed of students at Capilano U; specializing in good times and ska-ing your socks off.

Vancouver | The Railway Stage & Beer Café | 9:00 pm to 2:00 am | Music

MudFunk

Mud Funk is a 9-piece funk/soul ensemble hailing from Vancouver, BC. They are uniquely a West Coast take on classic and contemporary R&B, funk, soul and neo-soul grooves

Vancouver | Guilt & Company | 9:30 pm to 0:30 am | Music

December 8, 2017

Fri

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

BC Dairy industry Conference 2017

Now in its 9th year, the BC Dairy Industry Conference has become the most anticipated event of the year for dairy farmers and industry affiliates alike

Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Lecture

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 11:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017

温哥華華裔小姐競選2017記者招待會

Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre East | 9:00 am to 6:00 pm | Show

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Make It Vancouver

Vancouver’s largest independent art, fashion & craft extravaganza is back for 4 days! Mark your calendar for December 7-10!

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Fair

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Exhibition: Worlds of Wonders

Worlds of Wonder is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Nancie Green, Lynne Fahnestalk

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

Holiday Little Cooks

Join Sarah for a mini-session of baking holiday treats including making gingerbread, shortbread and lots more!

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Kids

Clinton Holiday Shopping Fair

Come browse and shop hundreds of items made by local vendors and crafters. Concession, door prize, raffle, Free Face Painting, Arts&Crafts and lots of fun!

Burnaby | Clinton Elementary School | 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Fair | Free

All About Christmas Gifts Expo

WIth over 175 vendors, this fabulous Christmas Gifts Market is full of gift ideas, bargains and more from local home-based & small businesses.

Chilliwack | Chilliwack Heritage Park | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Market

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Show

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Family Movie Night

Get in the Christmas spirit by attending our movie night!

Surrey | Clova Cinema | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Film

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Festive Holiday Dinner Buffet

Make holiday memories with family and friends at Newlands. The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 0:30 am | Food / Wine

2nd Annual Brookswood Village Night of Lights

We're back with an even bigger event than last year! Come out and enjoy the festivities before we light the Tree

Langley | Brookswood Village | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Family | Free

Winter Hayrides

Up to 170 vendors all with home-made crafts, baking, jewellery, "foodie" items and more. This is a fun event ideal as a pre-Christmas event and great shopping. Concession stand available with yummy treats

Richmond | Steveston Community Centre | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

Subdued

Mina, recently divorced from her husband, struggles to maintain an independent life with no supportive family. She eventually finds a job in a restaurant. A friendship between her and the manager gradually becomes something more...

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Film

Kids Gingerbread House Building Party

Bring your family, young and old, to celebrate the season with the sweet smell of gingerbread and Christmas music

Vancouver | Culloden Church | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

Royal City Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of the Nutcracker this holiday season with the Royal City Youth Ballet’s full length ballet now celebrating their 29th season!

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

Fatales: the art of Ryan Heshka

Join us as we celebrate the release of Ryan Heshka's first monograph Fatales, published by Cernunnos

Vancouver | Lucky's Comics, Books, and Gallery | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Books

NSAC Christmas Choir Concert

North Shore Alliance Church Worship Choir presents: When Love Crossed Over - A Christmas Choir Concert

North Vancouver | North Shore Alliance Church | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Music | Free

pARTy at Place des Arts - Festive Felting

Kick start the holiday season with this fun and crafty adult-only event! In a social and relaxed atmosphere, learn basic techniques of wet felting from our community engagement specialist and fibre artist Catherine Dumaine

Coquitlam | Place des Arts | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Workshop

Santa Paint Night

Come join us at Zealous Art in Downtown Langley December 8, 7pm for another fun event! This Santa has been painted by more than 300 people over the years and are still a favourite!

Langley | Zealous Art | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Visual Arts

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Jhené Aiko. Trip with guests Willow Smith, Kodie Shane, Kitty Cash

American R&B singer, on tour to support her latest release - Trip

Vancouver | The Vogue Theatre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Some Spontaneous Particulars. Opening Reception and Publication Launch

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

Vancouver | Access Gallery | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Exhibition

Aura Gallery: A Fundraiser for the Or Gallery

Artists will transform into augurs and soothsayers for a night to offer you a glimpse into 2018 and beyond. All you have to do is believe… and become an Or Gallery member to support our future programming

Vancouver | Or Gallery | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Charity / Fundraising

HiVE Holiday Masquerade

'Tis the season for a holiday celebration! Put on your best mask with your fancy pants or classy dress, and join us on December 8th for our HiVE Holiday Masquerade

Surrey | HiVE Vancouver | 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Party

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

Fabulous First Friday

You are invited to join our fabulous friends and neighbours for an evening of live music, socializing and fun!

North Vancouver | Parkgate Community Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

AUDC presents: Mixed Nuts

Arts Umbrella Dance Company presents: Mixed Nuts - tradition with a twist. A classic holiday performance reinvented with a twist.

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm | Dance

18th Annual ChristmasDance Concert: The Nutcracker

The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Academy of Dance proudly present their 18th Annual Christmas Dance Concert

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Carol Ships Parade of Lights

Join our Carol Ships Parade of Lights shore side celebration!

Burnaby | Barnet Marine Park | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

London’s 3-time Impresario award-winning comedians James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea

Chilliwack | HUB International Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Film Night - After Life

presented by the Port Moody Film Society

Port Moody | Inlet Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Film

Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir - Sounds of Christmas

Our fifth Christmas Concert, VWMC presents "Sounds of Christmas" with the Argyle Secondary Choir and featuring Cameron Wilson on violin on Friday, December 8th

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Bah Humbug! by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Mrs. Smith's Scottish Christmas Extravaganza

A message from Mrs. Smith: All my life people have approached me for advice, I just seem to be one of those people. “Julie,” they say.

Vancouver | XYYVR | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Comedy

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Space Odyssey: Space Issue Launch

From the cozy confines of your favourite local place to the far reaches of the galaxy, join us for an exploration of that majestic, magical, mind-bending concept of SPACE in the latest edition of SAD Mag

Vancouver | H.R. MacMillan Space Centre | 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Music

Party in the Plaza

Fear the cold no more, the Hottest Party of December is here. Do you like to groove? Heat up from the winter cold by joining a hundred of your new friends on the dance floor, at Lumiere Vancouver.

Vancouver | Jim Deva Plaza | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Party | Free

From New York: Champian Fulton

Recognized as a Rising Jazz Star by the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll in 2015, Champian’s “galvanizing presence” (The New Yorker) and her alluring musical presentation have made her “a charming young steward of the mainstream Jazz tradition.”

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

SHINY

SHINY is a multidisciplinary performance that explores and challenges the beauty standards enforced upon women through mass media

Vancouver | Left of Main | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Dance

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Fringe Cabaret December

The Fringe Festival has an addictive quality. Patrons gorge on theatre and artists riff off each others’ work. And just like the patrons, artists can’t wait for the Fringe—that’s why there’s now a series of Fringe Cabarets!

Vancouver | Studio 1398 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

How I Met My Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical

Hop in your Delorean and join Canadian “cult sensation” Geekenders on a musical journey through the space-time continuum in How I Met My Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical!

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Musical

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Old Time Dance Party at the Wise Hall

Beginner friendly square dance with guest caller Anne Louise Genest and live music by the Estro-Jennies!

Vancouver | The Wise Hall & Lounge | 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm | Dance

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm | Theatre

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Friday Night Live

Stories. Music. Life. Every Friday night is something different- a chance to gather the community, share something amazing and go out into the night having witnessed creativity in action

North Vancouver | Lynn Valley United Church | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

How Star Wars Saved My Life

How Star Wars Saved My Life is an empowering true story of courage from an adult survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse from priests

Vancouver | Performance Works | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

You Are It - with Deb Williams and Carmen Aguirre

Williams makes friends with people on the bus and invites them home for dinner; Aguirre claims that she would literally kill spill blood if a sister asked her to do it.

Vancouver | The Fishbowl | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Diana Krall: Turn Up The Quiet World Tour

Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Non-Lived Nostalgia

Non-Lived Nostalgia is a screening in collaboration with Video Out / VIVO Media Arts Centre and University of British Columbia student guest programmer Cassandra Bourchier

Vancouver | The Cinematheque | 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Film | Free

Sparkle Party 4: Holiday Soiree for Changemakers

For the 4th year, Transformation Projects is happy to host Vancouver's solution-seekers, change-makers, truth-speakers, art-makers and justice-keepers under one giant umbrella of celebration, snacks, tea, art, dance and friends. Come in your sparkliest!

Vancouver | The Beaumont Studios | 9:00 pm to 2:00 am | Party

Charlie Pears Smith

Charlie Pears-Smith considers herself to be a ‘Heinz 57’. Although she grew up surrounded by the 90’s British pop culture, her inspirations come from the R&B divas of the 70’s and 80’s and the rock and blues legends of the 20th century

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

O’Hara Lane

Who rocks equal parts of Led Zep, AC/DC and mixes it with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga? O’Hara Lane does!

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

Xmas Royale - A Timebomb/ FBomb & NLA Xmas Party

Timebomb Trading, Fbomb Trading & NLA present... Xmas Royale 'A Bomb Xmas Party' The names Bomb. Timebomb. Join us on December 8th to shake up the holidays

Burnaby | Timebomb Trading | 10:00 pm to 1:30 am | Party | Free

Stereotype Fridays with Ofenbach at Celebrities

Garnering support from the likes of Tiësto & Robin Schulz, French duo Ofenbach brings their tropical grooves to Celebrities on Friday, December 8th for #StereotypeFridays

Vancouver | Celebrities Nightclub | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Party

SHAHdjs Pres: The Last DnB BSL feat Daega Sound and more

Well folks, we're sadly nearing the end of a ten year run of SHAHdjs DnB shows at the Backstage Lounge

Vancouver | The Backstage Lounge | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

HYPE! An Improvised Hip Hopera

Broadway meets Hip-Hop in this high-energy celebration of epic musicals and ingenious improvised rhymes. Hype! will leave you pumped up, delivering hilarious hooks, breathtaking verbal dexterity and slick storytelling every single night

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm | Performing Arts

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Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 11:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market

Join us for our Christmas Farmers Market to shop for unique and beautifully handcrafted local products including jewelry, woodwork, beauty products, pottery, baked goods, and more!

Coquitlam | Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market | Free

Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa and his little helpers as we bring the Spirit of Christmas to our community with a scrumptious breakfast of pancakes with berries, whipped cream, sausages, juice and coffee

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 9:00 am to 10:00 am | Family

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017

温哥華華裔小姐競選2017記者招待會

Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre East | 9:00 am to 6:00 pm | Show

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Breakfast with Santa by Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre

Join Santa and his little helpers as we bring the Spirit of Christmas to our community with a scrumptious breakfast of pancakes with berries, whipped cream, sausages, juice and coffee

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 9:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

All About Christmas Gifts Expo

WIth over 175 vendors, this fabulous Christmas Gifts Market is full of gift ideas, bargains and more from local home-based & small businesses.

Chilliwack | Chilliwack Heritage Park | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Paint Anything - Drop in Painting

Visit our studio in downtown Langley for a relaxed painting experience

Langley | Zealous Art | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Got Craft? 2017 Holiday Edition

Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair returns to East Vancouver with 80 handmade makers and small businesses including over 30% new vendors to the show

Vancouver | Maritime Labour Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Market

Langley Farmers Market Christmas

We are hosting our first annual Christmas Farmers Market! Come shop for some local Christmas treats and gifts while stocking up on your favorite foods for the holidays from over 30 vendors

Langley | Kwantlen Polytechnic University | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Market

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional–family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Family

Capcom Cup 2017 Viewing Party At Elements eSports Lounge

Elements eSports Lounge will be hosting a viewing party on Dec 9, 2017. On top of that, there will be a $1000 prize pool SFV tournament and a $300 Ultra Street FIghter 4 Tournament

Surrey | Elements Casino | 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Show

Breakfast with Santa

This family event includes breakfast, a gift, a visit with Santa and crafts. Get your tickets early as space is limited and the event sells out quickly

Richmond | East Richmond Community Hall | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Kids

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

The Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) is a free, fun, family-friendly bird watching event that builds bird identification skills and contributes to important citizen science for bird conservation

Vancouver | Stanley Park Dining Pavilion | 10:00 am to 12:30 am | Nature / Animals | Free

Christmas Carnival

Breaking news! Santa has been spotted at the Harbour! Journey with your children to meet Santa through a magical winter wonderland where holiday games and holiday crafts await each stop along the way

Vancouver | Coal Harbour Community Centre | 10:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

Over 35 vendors selling a variety of handcrafted items, raffle prizes, snacks and entertainment!

Port Moody | Port Moody Civic Centre | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

15th Annual Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Fine Art, Craft and Design

Celebrating 15 years of Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective holiday events, the annual artist curated collection of fine art, craft and design will host a two-day only show at the Heritage Hall

Vancouver | Heritage Hall Vancouver BC | 11:00 am to 7:00 pm | Show

2017 Fall For Local Holiday Market

Hey, Vancouver! join us for the best two-day shop small event to discover some of the best independent brands when we return to the North Shore for the 2017 Fall For Local Pop-Up Market

North Vancouver | Pipe Shop | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Market

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Pioneer Christmas

Celebrate an Old-fashioned Christmas at the Stewart Farm. Leave city sidewalks and blinking stop lights behind and come to the Farm for our annual holiday gathering.

Surrey | Stewart Farm House | 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | Family | Free

Family Holiday Delight Concert at City Square

Join Charlotte for a Family Holiday Concert at City Square to welcome Santa. (Very close to Broadway / City Hall Skytrain station.)

Vancouver | City Square Shopping Centre | 11:00 am to 12:00 am | Kids | Free

Make It Vancouver

Vancouver’s largest independent art, fashion & craft extravaganza is back for 4 days! Mark your calendar for December 7-10!

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Fair

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Lumiere 2017

This winter, experience Lumière… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Vancouver | English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza | 12:00 am to 11:00 pm | Festival | Free

Coquitlam Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert

Come see the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra for its ever popular Holiday Concert on Saturday December 9!

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Music

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Dundarave Nativity & paddle Songs

The Dundarave Festival brings you Christmas as you've never seen it before, fabulously festive and absolutely free in the Festival Longhouse and Nativity Pavilion

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Victorian Christmas Tea

Get into the holiday spirit by treating yourself to Victorian tea in the Grandmother’s Room at Irving House. Surrounded by the splendour of a Victorian Christmas, you will be served tea and traditional holiday treats

New Westminster | Irving House | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Family

Exhibition: Worlds of Wonders

Worlds of Wonder is an exhibition that will be held at the Deer Lake Art Gallery featuring the works of Nancie Green, Lynne Fahnestalk

Burnaby | Deer Lake Gallery | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

This exhibition presents never-before exhibited work by three artists whose research-based practices have drawn them to the work of historical women artists Marianne Brandt, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Mina Loy

Vancouver | Access Gallery | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

A Holiday Drive for Homeless Youth

A clothing/item drive for Directions Youth Services. This wet season reminds us to reach out and care for those who are in need. Our at-risk, homeless and/or street involved youth of Vancouver are in need of support to carry them through this cold season.

Vancouver | 2770 W 3rd Ave | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Active Life / Health

Seasonal Decorations & Holiday Art Workshop

Celebrate the season by making your own seasonal decor and art projects. Various local artists will be instructing in a variety of media. All materials provided

Vancouver | Britannia Community Services Centre | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Workshop | Free

Royal City Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of the Nutcracker this holiday season with the Royal City Youth Ballet’s full length ballet now celebrating their 29th season!

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Performing Arts

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

Casual Saturdays: The Improv Drop-In by Instant Theatre

Join our amazing faculty and cast members for the Casual Saturdays Drop-in workshop! If you're a beginner or intermediate improvisational performer and looking for more rehearsal opportunities, our Casual Saturdays workshop is for you!

Vancouver | Instant Studios | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Workshop

Bah Humbug!

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Robert Jess Roth

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Musical

North Vancouver LoLo Food Tour

During the 2.5 hour tour, you will be able to learn about the historic ship building industry and early settlers to the area as you savor a delicious culinary experience. The tour includes 10 stops featuring 7 market vendors

North Vancouver | Lonsdale Quay Market | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Food / Wine

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes

Classes consist of instructions on how to meditate, information on Sahaja Yoga Meditation as well as meditation sessions. Classes are free and open to newcomers of all ages and newcomers are welcome to join at any time

Richmond | Richmond Multicultural Community Services | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Family

In Conversation: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, and Kathleen Ritter with Kimberly Phillips with Book Signing

Access’ In Conversation event series and publications both aim to invite exhibiting artists into dialogue with one another and their audiences in different ways, with the aim of creating conversations that “thicken” our experience of exhibitions

Vancouver | Access Gallery | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Exhibition

The Day Before Christmas By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Theatre

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Family

Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Performing Arts

How Star Wars Saved My Life by Nickolas Harrison

How Star Wars Saved My Life is an empowering true story of courage from an adult survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse from priests

Vancouver | Performance Works | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Mixed Nuts

Arts Umbrella Dance Company presents: Mixed Nuts - tradition with a twist. A classic holiday performance reinvented with a twist.

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Dance

Seasonal Celebration

Celebrate Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Seasonal Celebration. Join us in celebrating the festive season through arts, entertainment, culture and food.

Burnaby | Shadbolt Centre for the Arts | 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Family | Free

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 3:00 pm to 4:40 pm | Theatre

Tom of Finland - Vancouver Release

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Film

Anna Wyman Winter Concert of Dance 2017

Annual winter performance

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Performing Arts

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Show

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Caroling in McBurney Plaza

Sing-along with carolers while enjoying hot chocolate in the plaza

Langley | McBurney Plaza | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Music | Free

Public Disco at Lumiere Festival

Public Disco returns for a special undercover winter edition at Lumiere Festival in the West End! Bundle up in your most dazzling winter gear because this is going to be a party!

Vancouver | Jim Deva Plaza | 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Dance

Tree Lighting Event at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall

Charlotte Diamond will be at the Tree Lighting Event at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall for a family show starting at 5:00 pm

Surrey | Surrey City Hall | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Kids | Free

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Festive Holiday Dinner Buffet

Make holiday memories with family and friends at Newlands. The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 0:30 am | Food / Wine

SACABC Christmas 2017 GALA

Come and join the fun. Be sure to attend and celebrate the end of the year with us

Surrey | Bombay Banquet Hall | 6:00 pm to 1:30 am | Party

Christmas Island Night

Miss Fiji Canada 2017, also known as Manisha Singh, is hosting an Island Christmas party on December 9th at Khanna Banquet Hall!

Surrey | Khanna Banquet Hall | 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Party

To Infinity And Beyond: PraiseTEAM Christmas Show

Everyone knows we celebrate in style with our annual Christmas Dinner, Show and Party!

Surrey | PraiseTEAM | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Dance

The Sounds of the Season

Come join us for a night of holiday music with Joy Vox Community Choir and Voce Destino!

Abbotsford | Calvin Presbyterian Church | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Nikkei Emerging Artist Christmas Mixer

Are you a young Japanese Canadian Artist? Associated with Nikkei Arts? Study a Japanese art form? Want to get involved in the Japanese Canadian artist communiy? If you said yes then come to this Christmas mixer at 7:00PM at The Skinny

Vancouver | Russian Hall | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Performing Arts | Free

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

The Blues Songs of Christmas with Uncle Wiggly's Hot Blues Shoes Band

This not your usual Christmas Show with the standard Christmas carols. This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas Tunes from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown a

White Rock | Blue Frog Studios | 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 7:00 pm to 8:40 pm | Theatre

Esther Ziyi Zhang Piano Recital

Esther is an Accounting and International Business graduate from UBC, Sauder School of Commerce. After years of working in the accounting industry, she decided to pursue her passion: the study of classical piano

Vancouver | Roy Barnett Recital Hall | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Music | Free

Real Music at Spartacus

Early Show No Punk Time - Bring Money For Touring Act The Wonderful Emma Lee Toyoda Is Making Their Way Up From Seattle, Come See Them As Well As A Variety Of Other Sweet Solo Performers On A Saturday

Vancouver | Spartacus Books | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

AUDC presents: Mixed Nuts

Arts Umbrella Dance Company presents: Mixed Nuts - tradition with a twist. A classic holiday performance reinvented with a twist.

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm | Dance

Coastal Sound Youth Choir presents: I waded the snow sea to sing

Revel in glorious sound at this favourite annual holiday concert. Arrangements of songs by Gordon Lightfoot, Sarah McLachlan and Erin Propp set a wintery tone

Burnaby | New Westminster Christian Reformed Church | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

A Rock'n'Roll Christmas. The Killer, Cash and the King

Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:50 pm | Music

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

London’s 3-time Impresario award-winning comedians James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea

Chilliwack | HUB International Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Stars by British Columbia Girls Choir

The BC Girls Choir's annual winter concert - always a magical event with inspiring & uplifting music, singers young & old, and hundreds of candles to light up the holiday season

Burnaby | Cariboo Hill Temple | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Carol Ships Shoreside Celebration

Visit the shores of beautiful Deep Cove this holiday season where we'll be gathering in Panorama Park to watch the Carol Ships sail by.

North Vancouver | Panorama Park | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

Bah Humbug! by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Salsa & Latin Dance Night

Featuring Salsa, Bachata & Merengue lesson & Latin Music with Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 0:30 am | Dance

Annual Southern African Christmas Get Together

The Biggest Annual Southern African Christmas Party presented by CASA BC is back. Everyone is welcome to join us for a holiday Jingle & Mingle fun night, Vendor Food, Cash Bar and Dancing to African DJ Music

New Westminster | Heritage Banquet Hall | 8:00 pm to 2:00 am | Party

Handel's Messiah

What holiday season would be complete without a performance of Handel’s iconic Messiah? The Vancouver Bach Choir is joined by a cast of all Canadian soloists and members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 11:04 pm | Music

From New York: Champian Fulton

Recognized as a Rising Jazz Star by the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll in 2015, Champian’s “galvanizing presence” (The New Yorker) and her alluring musical presentation have made her “a charming young steward of the mainstream Jazz tradition.”

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

PSWE presents Hydrosphere

On December 9th, PSWE presents Hydrosphere - the second concert in our season-long celebration: The Mother Earth Project

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

SHINY

SHINY is a multidisciplinary performance that explores and challenges the beauty standards enforced upon women through mass media

Vancouver | Left of Main | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Dance

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

How I Met My Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical

Hop in your Delorean and join Canadian “cult sensation” Geekenders on a musical journey through the space-time continuum in How I Met My Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical!

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Musical

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm | Theatre

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

How Star Wars Saved My Life

How Star Wars Saved My Life is an empowering true story of courage from an adult survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse from priests

Vancouver | Performance Works | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Blessed Coast Presents - Chrysalis

This December 9th come in from the cold at The Cambrian Hall where we will be entering the Chrysalis and beginning the process of dissolution and transformation to emerge anew

Vancouver | Cambrian Hall | 8:00 pm to 10:03 pm | Dance

You Are It - with Deb Williams and Carmen Aguirre

Williams makes friends with people on the bus and invites them home for dinner; Aguirre claims that she would literally kill spill blood if a sister asked her to do it.

Vancouver | The Fishbowl | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Performing Arts

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Rhythm Method

The Rhythm Method” is an eight piece RnB, Funk, Pop and Rock band that is new to the Vancouver entertainment scene

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

Charlie Pears Smith

Charlie Pears-Smith considers herself to be a ‘Heinz 57’. Although she grew up surrounded by the 90’s British pop culture, her inspirations come from the R&B divas of the 70’s and 80’s and the rock and blues legends of the 20th century

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

San Holo at Celebrities

Dutch future bass stand out simply known as San Holo makes his return to Vancouver with Just A Gent & Droeloe

Vancouver | Celebrities Nightclub | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

Dash Berlin at Harbour Event Centre

Dash Berlin is a Dutch electronic music group from The Hague created in 2007 by Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn

Vancouver | Harbour Event Centre | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

High Tide

This is our last show @ Backstage Lounge and one of our DJ's is turning 40! Quality house music and friendly faces. Intimate seaside venue. House party vibe

Vancouver | The Backstage Lounge | 10:00 pm to 2:00 am | Show

Jacob London (Pezzner & Hanssen) w/ Neighbour & Thomas Workshop

As two of Seattle's most prolific dance music artists, Pezzner and Hanssen are collectively and individually responsible for over 200 releases, remixes and compilations on some of the most acclaimed labels

Vancouver | Open Studios | 10:00 pm to 4:00 am | Music

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Calling all young birders! Join other youth and experts for this annual bird survey. After a quick introduction to bird identification, we shall split into groups and head into the forest and foreshore for a 45-minute bird counting adventure then regroup

Vancouver | Stanley Park Dining Pavilion | 10:00 pm to 0:30 am | Nature / Animals | Free

GorgoMish 14 Yr Anniversary - Gene Farris 3HR DJ set

Gorg-O-Mish & Afro-G-Siac present: 14th Yr Anniversary. A global ambassador of Chicago’s classic house music sound, GeneFarris has spiritedly contributed to the evolving house and techno culture of this century

Vancouver | Gorg-O-Mish | 11:00 pm to 8:00 am | Music

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Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Brunch with Santa

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | Food / Wine

Santa's Breakfast

Santa's Breakfast We have a Special Guest coming to the Foundation on December 10!

Burnaby | 5455 Imperial St | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Family

Breakfast with Santa (seating 1)

Bring the family to breakfast with the big guy himself: Santa Claus! Events include a pancake breakfast, crafts, play equipment. Bring a camera if you wish to take a photo with Santa

Vancouver | Kerrisdale Community Centre | 9:00 am to 10:30 am | Family

Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2017

温哥華華裔小姐競選2017記者招待會

Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre East | 9:00 am to 6:00 pm | Show

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Pancake Breakfast with Santa by Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery

Join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa - A Fundraising Event for Breast Cancer Research in Memory of Liz Krause

Langley | Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery | 9:30 am to 11:30 am | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

All About Christmas Gifts Expo

WIth over 175 vendors, this fabulous Christmas Gifts Market is full of gift ideas, bargains and more from local home-based & small businesses.

Chilliwack | Chilliwack Heritage Park | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Market

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Musqueam Holiday Craft Fair

Please join us and explore over 50 tables of arts and crafts. Door prizes, Concession, raffles and much more!

Vancouver | Musqueam Community Centre | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fair

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

15th Annual Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Fine Art, Craft and Design

Celebrating 15 years of Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective holiday events, the annual artist curated collection of fine art, craft and design will host a two-day only show at the Heritage Hall

Vancouver | Heritage Hall Vancouver BC | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Show

Got Craft? 2017 Holiday Edition

Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair returns to East Vancouver with 80 handmade makers and small businesses including over 30% new vendors to the show

Vancouver | Maritime Labour Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Market

Hastings Park Farmers Market

Located within a thriving community close to the highway and the Second Narrows Bridge, the Hastings Park Farmers Market is a perfect place to stop and shop.

Vancouver | Hastings Park | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Market

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Pi Theatre: 3rd Annual Sunday Soul Brunch

For our third annual brunch, we're once again featuring a great brunch buffet of Southern classics and the incredible musical stylings of Dawn Pemberton and The Good Almighty!

Vancouver | Emerald Supper Club | 10:30 am to 1:00 pm | Food / Wine

2017 Fall For Local Holiday Market

Hey, Vancouver! join us for the best two-day shop small event to discover some of the best independent brands when we return to the North Shore for the 2017 Fall For Local Pop-Up Market

North Vancouver | Pipe Shop | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Market

Greek School Christmas Concert & Breakfast with Santa

Join us for our annual Greek School Christmas Concert. This year we will be combining our Breakfast with Santa event with the concert

Vancouver | Hellenic Community of Vancouver | 11:00 am to 2:30 pm | Family

National Skating Day - Free Skating

The Vancouver Park Board is celebrating National Skating Day with free skating at all our rinks! Enjoy free admission and skate rentals along with hot chocolate and fun treats!

Vancouver | All Vancouver Park Board Ice Rinks | 11:00 am to 7:15 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Make It Vancouver

Vancouver’s largest independent art, fashion & craft extravaganza is back for 4 days! Mark your calendar for December 7-10!

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Fair

Breakfast with Santa

Bring the family to breakfast with the big guy himself: Santa Claus! Events include a pancake breakfast, crafts, play equipment

Vancouver | Kerrisdale Community Centre | 11:00 am to 12:30 am | Family

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from the book by C.S. Lewis

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 11:00 am to 12:40 am | Theatre

A Day for the Birds

Drop-in for a tour of the park’s wildlife garden and learn how to make a bird’s garden habitat with responsible feeding practices

Richmond | Richmond Nature Park | 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Victorian Christmas Tea

Get into the holiday spirit by treating yourself to Victorian tea in the Grandmother’s Room at Irving House. Surrounded by the splendour of a Victorian Christmas, you will be served tea and traditional holiday treats

New Westminster | Irving House | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Family

Toys4Kids Toy Drive Event

This holiday season Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen with great support from Sikh Academy, are doing our 5th annual Toy Drive event. We are organizing a toy drive in hopes of giving back to the under privileged children in our community

Surrey | Sikh Academy | 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | Charity / Fundraising

Intro to Stained Glass

Learn how to make a stained glass sun catcher using the copper foil method

Vancouver | MakerLabs | 12:30 am to 6:00 pm | Workshop

Christmas Food Drive Zumba Event

Christmas is just around the corner :) It's that time of the year of togetherness and giving! I'm excited to announce our 3nd Annual Food Drive Zumba Event.

Vancouver | Collingwood Neighbourhood House | 12:45 am to 5:00 pm | Active Life / Health

Royal City Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of the Nutcracker this holiday season with the Royal City Youth Ballet’s full length ballet now celebrating their 29th season!

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Performing Arts

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Show

Japanese Ornamental Boxes Workshop

Participants to bring note taking materials and old newspapers or magazines for protecting table and artwork from glue. All materials and tools are provided. No prior experience is necessary.

Vancouver | Britannia Community Services Centre | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Workshop

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Family

Seymour Dance - The Nutcracker

Annual performance of this classic seasonal ballet by students from Seymour Dance

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dance

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

Bah Humbug!

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Robert Jess Roth

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Musical

Hail the Rail by Timebomb Trading

Mt Seymour and Timebomb Trading Presents Hail the Rail. Built some new obstacles for the season. Let's try them out!

North Vancouver | Mt Seymour | 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Active Life / Health

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Family

The Day Before Christmas By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Theatre

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Family

How Star Wars Saved My Life by Nickolas Harrison

How Star Wars Saved My Life is an empowering true story of courage from an adult survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse from priests

Vancouver | Performance Works | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Mixed Nuts

Arts Umbrella Dance Company presents: Mixed Nuts - tradition with a twist. A classic holiday performance reinvented with a twist.

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Dance

Presented by The Mint Collective: The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Performing Arts

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

For The Third Straight Year, The Rio Theatre Is Excited To Welcome The Return Of One Of Our Favourite Annual Movie Events - The 19th Edition Of Ron Diamond’s Wonderfully Curated Animation Show Of Shows

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm | Show

A Classical Christmas by Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra

Junior and Debut Orchestras

Burnaby | Michael J Fox Theatre | 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Music

CKids Chocolate Coin Factory & Electric Menorah Wiring Workshop

Join CKids Club! for this wonderful Pre-Chanukah celebration featuring a chocolate coin factory and an electric menorah wiring workshop

Richmond | Chabad of Richmond | 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Workshop

CAG Tour in Mandarin

Join Katharine Meng-Yuan Yi for a free tour of the current exhibitions in Mandarin. 欢迎您加入易梦原 (Katharine Yi) 对本次展览的免费普通话导览。

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Featuring a unique blend of physical comedy, award-winning juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than thirty rescued performing pets, this family-friendly show features Gregory Popovich, a former juggler and clown with the Moscow Circus and Ringl

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Show

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 3:00 pm to 4:40 pm | Theatre

CSMA: Comfort & Joy

Choral music to soothe, uplift and inspire during the bustling holiday season. Grin at these adorable youngsters, sing-along exuberantly and enjoy holiday music old and new.

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

Holiday Harmonies by Richmond Youth Honour Choir

This is a wonderful family friendly concert that is sure to refresh your holiday spirit and free your own voice to sing out!

Richmond | Peace Mennonite Church | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

Skinhead USA: Soldiers of the Race War

Marking International Human Rights Day and the first Anniversary of the Coalition Against Bigotry-Pacific, join us for this documentary that looks at how these skinheads in the USA are planning a race war

Vancouver | Spartacus Books | 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Film

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Dickens Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands. Join us for this holiday family favorite!

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

TCCBC Christmas Party by 卑詩省台灣商會 Taiwan Chamber of Commerce in BC

TCCBC 誠摯的邀請歷任會長, 本屆理事, 與會員一起來慶祝聖誕節。

Vancouver | Teahouse | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Dance

Great Movies at Britannia

This Sunday we are featuring: The Good, Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Vancouver | Britannia Community Services Centre | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Film

I've Been Halfmooned

Halfmoon Haven is very excited to be offering our Live Membership Launch at Bridge and Enrich

Vancouver | Bridge and Enrich | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

NSAC Christmas Choir Concert

North Shore Alliance Church Worship Choir presents: When Love Crossed Over - A Christmas Choir Concert

North Vancouver | North Shore Alliance Church | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Music | Free

Rock-n-Roll Christmas

The Killer, Cash & the King: The Sun Records Superstars pay tribute to these legendary Sun Records recording artists’ music from the original night as well as many other songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis that have stood the test of time

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Music

Popovich Pet Circus

Featuring a unique blend of physical comedy, award-winning juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than thirty rescued performing pets, this family-friendly show features Gregory Popovich, a former juggler and clown with the Moscow Circus and Ringl

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Show

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

CSMA: Comfort & Joy

Holiday music that will have you imagining far off places and times.

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

VWMC presents "Sounds of Christmas" at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir featuring Cameron Wilson on violin will be returning to Chilliwack to present the "Sounds of Christmas" at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack | Chilliwack Cultural Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

A Traditional Christmas, with the VSO

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Lower Mainland’s most beloved Christmas music tradition. Kick off your Holiday season on the perfect note, with the VSO Traditional Christmas concerts

Vancouver | St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Remembering Woodstock. Completely Creedence

Pletely Creedence is the Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, inviting you to be transported back in time to an era of intense passions.

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

East Van Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! Come witness a high-octane battle between two Supergroups made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Performing Arts

Robert Sarazin Blake in The WISE Lounge

Join us in the WISE Lounge for an evening of great music and prolific songwriting with Bellingham based artist Robert Sarazin Blake

Vancouver | The Wise Hall & Lounge | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

The Geekenders Presents How I Met My Mother: A Back To The Future Parody Musical

Hop in your Delorean and join Canadian “cult sensation” Geekenders on a musical journey through the space-time continuum in How I Met My Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical!

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Iranian Double Feature: Subdued & Untaken Paths

نمایش دو فیلم ایرانی در سالن اینلت تیاتر پورت مودی

Port Moody | Inlet Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Film

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

How Star Wars Saved My Life

How Star Wars Saved My Life is an empowering true story of courage from an adult survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse from priests

Vancouver | Performance Works | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Tom of Finland - Vancouver Release

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 8:35 pm to 10:30 pm | Film

Guilt&Co. Live with Fortune Killers & Sister Says

Come join us for a special live to radio performanc/broadcast featuring Fortune Killers!

Vancouver | Guilt & Company | 9:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Music

Cagematch: Ultimate Comedy Showdown

Cagematch pits the fiercest and most hilarious improvisers against each other to determine who has the best improv in the city. For 15 years, Cagematch is an underground hotbed of talent where improvisers pull out all the stops

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Comedy

December 11, 2017

Mon

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Little Cooks - Monday AM

Join Sarah for a mini-session of baking holiday treats including making gingerbread, shortbread and lots more!

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 9:15 am to 10:30 am | Food / Wine

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Frosty Music Gala

Frosty Music Gala is WMA students concert for selected students!

Richmond | Stage One Academy | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Music

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Ornaments Galore

Join Sarah for this festive class and have fun making a variety of keepsake ornaments to decorate your tree and house

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 10:45 am to 12:00 am | Kids

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Holiday Mixed Media Art

Come and make some festive holiday arts and crafts for the season using different materials and techniques

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 12:30 am to 2:45 pm | Kids

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

Holiday Little Cooks - Monday PM

Join Sarah for a mini-session of baking holiday treats including making gingerbread, shortbread and lots more!

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Kids

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Join us at the Rio Theatre to pay tribute to Cananda’s Rock Poet Legend, Gord Downie. And the best way we know how … is through his music and his beautiful words

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

Blues for Christmas 2017 - The Final Performance

Award-winning musicians & super fun bands to dance to!! Vancouver's best Christmas party for musicians’, this will be the Final Blues for Christmas at The Commodore

Vancouver | Commodore Ballroom | 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Music

Tom of Finland - Vancouver Release

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Film

Balboa Guided Practice

Thanks to everyone who came to the first practice! If you couldn't make it, join us next month! For balboa dancers of all levels.

Vancouver | 119 W Pender | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Dance

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes in Vancouver

Classes consist of instructions on how to meditate, information on Sahaja Yoga Meditation as well as meditation sessions. Classes are free and open to newcomers of all ages and newcomers are welcome to join at any time

Vancouver | 7743 Champlain Crescent | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

A Joyful Night! by Joyful Voice Community Choir

Joyful Voice Community Choir and Odlum Brown Limited Proudly present A Joyful Night!

Vancouver | St. Paul's Anglican Church | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music | Free

Jay-Z: 4:44 Tour

Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as JAY-Z, is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music

Vancouver | Rogers Arena | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

The Encore Afterparty: Hosted by Vic Mensa

Roc Nation freshman Vic Mensa brings the Southside to Caprice as he hosts the ‘Encore’ Afterparty to Jay-Z’s 4:44 tour!

Vancouver | Caprice Nightclub | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Music

December 12, 2017

Tue

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 9:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Theatre

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Gingerbreak House Making

Get in the holiday spirit and help your child build and decorate their own gingerbread house

Vancouver | Kerrisdale Community Centre | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Family

Chanukah Celebration at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Celebrate the joy of Chanukah with Vancouver's Jewish community, as we light Canada's tallest Menorah, the Silber Family Agam Menorah, at the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver

Vancouver | Vancouver Art Gallery | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Family

Italian baking 101

Knowing how to bake a cake from scratch is an essential life skill, at least for Italians! In this 2-class workshop, Alice - cake lover and baker from Italy - will share with you some of her favorite Italian pastry recipes

Vancouver | Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cooking

Lobby Nights. Songstage with Ivan Boudreau

Canadian musician and songwriter, Ivan Boudreau, hosts the evening with special guest songwriters followed by an open mic showcase for writers of original music. Songstage is presented with The Songwriters Association of Canada

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music | Free

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Paint Star Party

Paint Star Party is hosting a Canvas and Cocktails evening at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Visual Arts

Movies in the Morgue - The Black Dahlia

“Movies in the Morgue” will return this fall and we’re adding a theme this year…

Vancouver | Vancouver Police Museum | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Film

The Anxiety Show, EP. 7: Ho-Ho-F**k the Holidays

The spirit of Christmas! Time for cheer, fun, family... obligations, overspending, overcommitments, and stuffing feelings of inadequacy with food and drink while maintaining and unsustainably large social calendar! 'Tis the Season!

Vancouver | Cottage Bistro | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Tuesday Legends Pub Meetup by Company of Disciples

Want To Meet and Discuss Topics and Share Stories? We've been hosting support groups at the Legends Pub in Richmond, B.C. for over a year now and everyone who's been coming has enjoyed it and found much needed emotional support

Richmond | Legends Pub & Sports Bar | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Lecture

Vancouver Pronaos AMORC - Festival of Lights Dinner

Vancouver Pronaos of the Rosicrucian Order AMORC invites all members of the Order to the Annual Festival of Lights Ceremony to be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday December 12th at the Metrotown Hilton Hotel

Burnaby | Hilton Vancouver Metrotown | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Festival

Latke Vodka Party! First Night of Chanukah!

Join us on the first night of Chanukah to celebrate!

Vancouver | Westside Grand | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Party

Winter Harp

Winter Harp… a Christmas masterpiece, is returning this holiday season with their stunningly beautiful show in celebration of winter and Christmas

Chilliwack | HUB International Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

A Joyful Night! by Joyful Voice Community Choir

Joyful Voice Community Choir and Odlum Brown Limited Proudly present A Joyful Night!

Vancouver | St. Paul's Anglican Church | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music | Free

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:45 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Musical

Alex Lahey With Guests Dude York

Singer-songwriter from Australia, on tour to support her debut self-titled full-length release "Love You Like A Brother"

Vancouver | The Cobalt | 8:00 pm to 2:00 am | Music

Lights! Improvised Sketch Comedy Show

Vancouver's hottest improv comedians present back-to-back short sketch ideas that have never been rehearsed or preformed for an audience before

Vancouver | XYYVR | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Comedy

Theatre series: Memories of a Christmas Ornament

The story of a man’s life as seen through the eyes of a Christmas ornament who loves him

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Vancouver Improv Fight Club: The Feast vs You, Me, & Him!

The Fictionals Comedy Co. present award-winning improv comedy every Tuesday night at Cafe Deux Soleils. Next up: Vancouver Improv Fight Club: The Feast vs You, Me, & Him!

Vancouver | Cafe Deux Soleils | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Comedy

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Charlie Hunter Trio

Charlie Hunter is best known for his deep grooves, informed by his tutelage by fellow Bay Area shred legend Joe Satriani, years busking on the streets of Paris and playing with Michael Franti in The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

North Vancouver | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney is the third year musical theatre students' play practicum this year

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

13th Annual Storytelling Championship Finals

The grande finale of a yearlong live storytelling competition. Ten of Vancouver’s best writers and performers tell original stories and compete for the title of 2016 Story Slam Champion

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Books

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Tuesdays at Celebrities

All year round, Tuesdays at Celebrities are packed with party animals

Vancouver | Celebrities Nightclub | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Party

December 13, 2017

Wed

30th Annual Pan Christmas Wish Breakfast

The Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast is all about giving to those in need and sharing in the festive spirit of Christmas

Vancouver | Pan Pacific Vancouver | 6:00 am to 9:00 am | Food / Wine

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 9:00 am to 12:00 am | Family

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Hillary Clinton: Live

Three Canadian cities will host Hillary Rodham Clinton as she connects with audiences in Canada and United States this fall. Vancouver has been announced with the final and last engagement

Vancouver | Vancouver Convention Centre | 11:30 am to 0:00 am | Lecture

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

This exhibition presents never-before exhibited work by three artists whose research-based practices have drawn them to the work of historical women artists Marianne Brandt, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Mina Loy

Vancouver | Access Gallery | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Robert Jess Roth

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Musical

The Day Before Christmas By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm | Theatre

Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Performing Arts

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Text to Speech: Salomé Voegelin Listening to Noise and Silence

Salomé Voegelin Listening to Noise and Silence with adjacent sounds, and writings by Peter Culley and Maxine Gadd

Vancouver | Western Front | 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Free

Hanukkah Canyon Lights Celebration with Aleph

It’s almost Hanukkah Canyon Lights time again and I’m thrilled to be able to offer complimentary admission for Canyon Lights celebration for our community members

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Family

Elizabeth Zvonar: Artist Reception

Meet Elizabeth Zvonar at the reception for our current exhibition The Future Is Coming Every Day

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Exhibition

PJ Storytime

Nestle into Mackin House's cozy Parlour next to the fireplace to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a story read by the Coquitlam Public Library

Coquitlam | Coquitlam City Hall | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Family

Pay What You Can Screening

We have an exciting announcement! On December 13th at 6:30pm we are doing our very last screening with VIFF

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Film

Baby it’s cold outside

Never painted before? That’s Okay! 99% of the people that paint with me has never painted before! Come join the fun! We guide you step by step!

Langley | Zealous Art | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Visual Arts

Paint Night Rusty’s Pub - Cardinal

This one is much easier than it looks! Come paint this cutie to put up this season or to gift for for Christmas!! We are excited to team up with Rusty’s neighbourhood Pub for this event.

Langley | Zealous Art | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Visual Arts

Ale, Trails, and My Search for the Golden Spike

Art Exhibition Opening Reception presented by Silk Gallery

Port Moody | Silk Art Gallery | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Exhibition | Free

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes in Burnaby

Classes consist of instructions on how to meditate, information on Sahaja Yoga Meditation as well as meditation sessions. Classes are free and open to newcomers of all ages and newcomers are welcome to join at any time

Burnaby | 5707 Gilpin St | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Mad Max: Yellow Brick Road

“Mad” Max Rockatansky has survived the Road Wars, the Thunderdome, and some killer sunburns – but can he survive... the Lollipop Guild?

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Christmas Dinner Fraser River Cruises

Spread your holiday cheer and join Paddlewheeler Riverboat tours for our Christmas Dinner Cruises. Delicious seasonal meal consists of carved turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, smooth gravy and all the fixings

New Westminster | Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Food / Wine

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Canucks vs. Predators at Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators

Vancouver | Rogers Arena | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Sports

Weekly Stories with Emma Cooper

Vancouver's first weekly storytelling show! Join us weekly for a free 1hr show featuring new and experienced performers with fascinating stories to share!

Vancouver | The Drive Coffee Bar | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Show

Winter Harp

Songs, stories, tears and laughter combine in this magical journey deep into the heart of Christmas

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Joy Of Jazz: Plato/Reischman/Miller

The 2nd in the Joy Of Jazz Concerts series on The Cottage Bistro Stage featuring Juno nominated jazz vocalist Karin Plato performing with acclaimed mandolin master John Reischman and highly regarded American guitarist John Miller

Vancouver | Cottage Bistro | 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:45 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Musical

Bah Humbug! by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

LOUD Business - Holiday Drinks Party

Join us for our annual Holiday Drinks Party. Meet like-minded people in the LGBTQ community. Last year over 80 people attended. Don't miss out

Vancouver | CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver | 7:49 pm to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

Dickens only gave us part of the story! Chained, shackled, and condemned to a hellish eternity, Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner has only one chance to free himself—to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge

Surrey | Surrey City Hall | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Theatre series: Memories of a Christmas Ornament

The story of a man’s life as seen through the eyes of a Christmas ornament who loves him

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney is the third year musical theatre students' play practicum this year

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Ladies Night Out - Chocolate & Wine!

We are so excited to be hosting the most talented Hila Hershko! Hila will be teaching us how to create our very own chocolate praline!

Richmond | The Bayit | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Party

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

House Party - An Open Improv Jam

Instant Theatre proudly presents House Party! An open improv jam where students, performers, and brand new audience members can perform together!

Vancouver | Instant Studio | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Party | Free

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Vancouver Iranian Film Society presents: Asphyxia خفگی

نويسنده، كارگردان: فريدون جيرانى بازيگران: نوید محمدزاده، الناز شاکردوست، پرديس احمديه، غلامحسين لطفى، احسان امانى، اسدالله يكتا. با هنرمندى ماهايا پطروسيان و با حضور افتخارى پولاد كيميايى

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | Film

Poppet / Kellarissa / DoofyDoo / Shitlord Fuckerman

On tour together from California are Poppet and DoofyDoo with locals Kellarissa and Shitlord Fuckerman

Vancouver | Hidden City | Performing Arts

December 14, 2017

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Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 9:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

Classical Coffee Concert: Winter Dreams

The Bergmann Piano Duo are joined by duo harpists, Miya and Kaori Otake to perform an array of enchanting winter-inspired music such as Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons and music from Humperdinck’s opera, Hansel and Gretel

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 10:00 am to 12:30 am | Music

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

This exhibition presents never-before exhibited work by three artists whose research-based practices have drawn them to the work of historical women artists Marianne Brandt, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Mina Loy

Vancouver | Access Gallery | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Dickens Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands. Join us for this holiday family favorite!

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Food / Wine

CAG Behind The Scenes Tour - Jas Lally

Join CAG Assistant Curator, Jas Lally for a free behind the scenes tour of the current exhibitions.

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Makeover Your Style

You will learn to identify and effectively assess your body and face shape helping you to choose appropriate styles in fashions that flatter your silhouette and face. What shapes, styles of clothing and accessories define your personal style

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm | Workshop

Tom of Finland - Vancouver Release

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness

Vancouver | Vancity Theatre | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Film

Mad Max: Yellow Brick Road

“Mad” Max Rockatansky has survived the Road Wars, the Thunderdome, and some killer sunburns – but can he survive... the Lollipop Guild?

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Star Wars Trivia Night

To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, EXP Restaurant + Bar is once again teaming up with the award-winning trivia masters from There Is No Easy Mode to bring you the best trivia this side of the galaxy!

Vancouver | EXP Restaurant + Bar | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Show

Christmas Dinner Fraser River Cruises

Spread your holiday cheer and join Paddlewheeler Riverboat tours for our Christmas Dinner Cruises. Delicious seasonal meal consists of carved turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, smooth gravy and all the fixings

New Westminster | Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours | 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Food / Wine

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

SFU Philosophers’ Café

Imagine the impossible and discuss the improbable with SFU’s Philosophers’ Café. Guest moderators host informal public discussions on various topics, stimulating dialogue and passionate exchange of ideas

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Lecture | Free

Keep It All the Year: Proceeds to Wish Drop-In Centre. Kingsgate Chorus, Mount Pleasant Regional Institute of Sound, Eschoir

Three East Van rock choirs. One annual fund rasier! Proceeds go to Wush drop-in center, a resource for women in the DTES

Vancouver | Rickshaw Theatre | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Wooly Bears Dance at The Astoria!

Thursday Squares.. Hosted by the Wooly Bears Collective. We're at the Astoria again this month! Super fun, plenty of space and pool tables too...

Vancouver | Astoria Hastings | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Dance

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

Bah Humbug! by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

Sinbad, the Pirates and the Island of the Dinosaur

Sparkling, magical, family fun awaits when we join Sinbad and his wacky crew in an hilarious adventure on the high seas

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Theatre

Winter Harp

Songs, stories, tears and laughter combine in this magical journey deep into the heart of Christmas

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

We Three Queens at the Kay Meek Centre West Vancouver

Enjoy a holiday jazz performance featuring three of Canada’s finest jazz vocalists: Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

The Wizard of Oz - Pantomime

SPECC-tacular Productions presents its annual Christmas pantomime - full of slapstick song, dance, music, cross-dressing and magic

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Elvis Elite: Christmas with The King

Join us for a very special performance by Elvis Elite: Christmas with The King featuring Steve Elliott on Thursday, December 14

Langley | Summit Theatre Cascades Casino | 7:30 pm to 0:00 am | Music

Christmas Musical Panto - Cinderella

Cinderella ~ Our Annual Christmas Pantomime. With plenty of catchy musical numbers and considerable audience participation, Metro Theatre’s Cinderella is the story of how an underdog uses her courage to go after what she wants.

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Goh Ballet's The Nutcracker

A Traditional Rendition of a Classical Masterpiece. Come and experience the sparkle and the magic of the Goh Ballet's Nutcracker - the show The Province claims is "..the one to see" this holiday season.

Vancouver | The Centre for Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Dance

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:45 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Musical

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Theatre series: Memories of a Christmas Ornament

The story of a man’s life as seen through the eyes of a Christmas ornament who loves him

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

No Dress Rehearsal - A Tribute to Gord Downie

Join us at the Rio Theatre to pay tribute to Cananda’s Rock Poet Legend, Gord Downie. And the best way we know how … is through his music and his beautiful words

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney is the third year musical theatre students' play practicum this year

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Music for the Winter Solstice

Where can you go for some holiday cheer, minus the mistletoe? Lighting up the night for a fourth year is Music on Main’s much loved Music for the Winter Solstice, a new tradition.

Vancouver | Heritage Hall Vancouver | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Annual Hanukkah Party - 90s Throwback

Dr. Dre-idel Presents the Annual Hannukah Party - 90's Throwback. Join us for some nostalgic 90's music, Hannukah treats, and a few surprises!

Vancouver | The American | 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Party

musica intima presents "Ding Dong!" an irreverent Christmas concert

The season’s spice comes with Ding Dong!—an irreverent choral Christmas concert that is back by popular demand after its debut last year!

Vancouver | The Anza Club | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Saul Berson Quartet plays Michel Legrand

The quartet will play a compelling mix of compositions written by French composer and jazz pianist, Michel Legrand, who has written over 200 film and television scores

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Cool Yule - Van Django

Time again to be wowed by Van Django’s 5th annual Cool Yule! Christmas Show - a high level, musical adventure that delivers fun, festive and seasonal music via nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, pop tunes, classical quotes, and sing-alongs

North Vancouver | Presentation House Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

December 15, 2017

Fri

Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 11:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

VSO Tiny Tots: Holiday Hooray!

Hooray, hooray, we’ll have fun in the snow today! Sing-along to frosty favorites while you move along with miniatures from “The Nutcracker,” “Babes in Toyland” and other sparkly holiday classics. Accompanied by a brass trio

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Music

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Timebomb & FBomb Trading Warehouse Sale

This only happens once a year! 3 days only!

Burnaby | Timebomb Trading | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Market | Free

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Holiday Hooray!

Hooray, hooray, we’ll have fun in the snow today! Sing-along to frosty favorites while you move along with miniatures from “The Nutcracker,” “Babes in Toyland” and other sparkly holiday classics. Accompanied by a brass trio

Vancouver | Vancouver Playhouse | 11:30 am to 12:30 am | Music

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

This exhibition presents never-before exhibited work by three artists whose research-based practices have drawn them to the work of historical women artists Marianne Brandt, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Mina Loy

Vancouver | Access Gallery | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Pinatas and Beers: Pinata Workshop

Meaghan will be leading a pinata workshop. Come eat, drink and get crafty!

Vancouver | Storm Crow Tavern | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Workshop

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

Holiday Little Cooks

Join Sarah for a mini-session of baking holiday treats including making gingerbread, shortbread and lots more!

Vancouver | Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Kids

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional-family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Family

A Traditional Christmas with the VSO

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Lower Mainland’s most beloved Christmas music tradition. Kick off your Holiday season on the perfect note, with the VSO Traditional Christmas concerts

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Music

Lit circle - book club!

Hey guys, if you like reading and discussing novels with your pals we have a club for you! Come on out and read some cool books with us. We're reading The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein. General chats about books

Surrey | The Youth Space of South Surrey | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Books | Free

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Show

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Family

Christmas with Chor Leoni

Chor Leoni’s holiday offering combines favourite tunes in polished settings, sparkling new choral gems, frosty winter songs, and familiar sing-along carols like a bright garland to warm the mid-winter darkness

Vancouver | St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm | Music

Caroling in McBurney Plaza

Sing-along with carolers while enjoying hot chocolate in the plaza

Langley | McBurney Plaza | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Music | Free

Creekside Winter Fest

Creekside Economic Development Association is excited to announce the first Creekside Winter Fest presented by Novus!

Vancouver | The Village on False Creek | 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Festival | Free

Winter Wonderland

Westminister House proudly presents this years Winter Wonderland! Come and join the rest of the community for the family friendly festivities December 15th

New Westminster | Westminister House | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

Chinese Lantern Festival

Experience Vancouver in a whole new light in this 5-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, amazing performances, and incredible food

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Festival

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Festive Holiday Dinner Buffet

Make holiday memories with family and friends at Newlands. The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 0:30 am | Food / Wine

Surrey Creep Catcher Christmas Party

Welcome to the Surrey Creep Catchers X-Mas fundraiser for the kids @ The Attic bar & Lounge. Bring your family down to enjoy our X-mas Celebration

Delta | Attic Billiards | 6:00 pm to 1:00 am | Charity / Fundraising

Family Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

Join us for a Chanukah-Shabbat Dinner. Featuring delicious Chanukah foods (latkes, sufganiyot, and more), kid-friendly and healthy Shabbat dinner, Chanukah and Shabbat songs, driedle games, and Chanukah chocolate gelt!

Vancouver | Community Kollel | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Food / Wine

Home For Christmas - Winter Banquet 2017

Our annual Winter Banquet is just around the corner! Our theme this year is Home For Christmas!

Surrey | Pacific Life Bible College | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Food / Wine

Shine in Concert

World Renowned Australian didjeridu master, sound healer and world fusion artist in Concert. With special guest Lucy Thomas on violin

Vancouver | Shine Edgar | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Mad Max: Yellow Brick Road

“Mad” Max Rockatansky has survived the Road Wars, the Thunderdome, and some killer sunburns – but can he survive... the Lollipop Guild?

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Very Irish Christmas!

Come Celebrate the Holidays with all your Friends in an Irish Inspired Christmas Wonderland!

Vancouver | Second Floor Eatery + Bar | 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Party

Friday Night Dance

Drop-in Lessons and Practice Dances at The ACT Arts Centre. These dances are a fun way to learn new dance styles or practice what you’ve already learned, see old friends and make new ones

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Dance

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

Theatrix Presents - Elf Jr. The Musical

The award winning Theatrix Youtheatre Society is proud to present Elf Jr. Inspired by the classic film, Buddy the Elf journeys from the North Pole to find out who he really is, and save Christmas!

Port Moody | Inlet Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Musical

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Family

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 7:00 pm to 8:40 pm | Theatre

Canucks vs. Sharks at Rogers Arena

Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks

Vancouver | Rogers Arena | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Sports

Candy Cane Melodies Family Christmas Event

My Melody Ma'j'ic Entertainment Presents... Candy Cane Melodies. Family Fun Musical Dinner Dance Christmas Event

Surrey | Taj Park Banquet Hall | 7:00 pm to 2:00 am | Family

Bah Humbug! by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

A Traditional Christmas

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Lower Mainland’s most beloved Christmas music tradition. Kick off your Holiday season on the perfect note, with the VSO Traditional Christmas concerts

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Sinbad, the Pirates and the Island of the Dinosaur

Sparkling, magical, family fun awaits when we join Sinbad and his wacky crew in an hilarious adventure on the high seas

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Theatre

The Grand Old Duke of York - Our traditional Panto

Join us for a night of Family Fun during our annual Christmas Pantomime. Full of slapstick, romance, music and laughter, you’ll get to cheer for the good guys and boo the bad in an epic quest where love triumphs over evil

North Vancouver | Deep Cove Stage Society | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

We Three Queens at the Kay Meek Centre West Vancouver

Enjoy a holiday jazz performance featuring three of Canada’s finest jazz vocalists: Jennifer Scott, Karin Plato, and Kate Hammett-Vaughan

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

The Wizard of Oz - Pantomime

SPECC-tacular Productions presents its annual Christmas pantomime - full of slapstick song, dance, music, cross-dressing and magic

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Led by Robyn Driedger-Klassen, VAM’s Vocal Theatre Department reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging in Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, Paul Ramsier’s The Man on the Bearskin Rug, and Ned Rorem’s Fables

Vancouver | Vancouver Academy of Music | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music | Free

Christmas Musical Panto - Cinderella

Cinderella ~ Our Annual Christmas Pantomime. With plenty of catchy musical numbers and considerable audience participation, Metro Theatre’s Cinderella is the story of how an underdog uses her courage to go after what she wants.

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Creatures of Habit - A VAM Vocal Theatre Production

An evening of the contemporary music of Wilder, Rorem, and Barber. Admission is free!

Vancouver | Vancouver Academy of Music | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music | Free

Goh Ballet's The Nutcracker

A Traditional Rendition of a Classical Masterpiece. Come and experience the sparkle and the magic of the Goh Ballet's Nutcracker - the show The Province claims is "..the one to see" this holiday season.

Vancouver | The Centre for Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Dance

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Tom Holliston - Selina Martin and Ford Pier

Live in the Wise Lounge is proud to present the annual Tradition of an Evening of Revelry and Song with Tom Holliston and Ford Pier with a very special Guest Selina Martin

Vancouver | The Wise Hall & Lounge | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Theatre series: Memories of a Christmas Ornament

The story of a man’s life as seen through the eyes of a Christmas ornament who loves him

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney is the third year musical theatre students' play practicum this year

North Vancouver | Capilano University | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Music for the Winter Solstice

Where can you go for some holiday cheer, minus the mistletoe? Lighting up the night for a fourth year is Music on Main’s much loved Music for the Winter Solstice, a new tradition.

Vancouver | Heritage Hall Vancouver | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Freak Dream / Weird Candle / The Trolls / Yep / Boogazi at SBC

Enjoy live bands

Vancouver | SBC Restaurant | 8:00 pm to 1:00 am | Music

Good Tidings! A Good Noise Gospel Christmas

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir has been bringing the joy of the Christmas season to sold out audiences for well over a decade, and Good Tidings!

Vancouver | Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

The VSO’s traditional presentation of Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons. Philippe Quint, one of the most lyrical, elegant, and poetic violinists in the world today, will perform this enduring favourite, on the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Stradivari

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Kitty Nights West Presents Pee Wee’s Burlesque Christmas Special

Kitty Nights West returns to the Rio Theatre’s stage with the must-see Pee Wee’s Burlesque Christmas Special!

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

PMC's Christmas Cabaret

Join the Postmodern Camerata on December 15th and 16th at the Annex on Seymour St., as they celebrate the holiday season with a relaxed, intimate evening of cabaret inspired Christmas classics

Vancouver | Orpheum Annex | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Christmas with Men's Chor Leoni

Chor Leoni’s holiday offering combines favourite tunes in polished settings, sparkling new choral gems, frosty winter songs, and familiar sing-along carols like a bright garland to warm the mid-winter darkness

Vancouver | St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church | 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

A Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Join us on December 15th as Siobhan Walsh pays tribute to the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin! It's sure to be a fun night of great music, fantastic food and drinks!

Vancouver | Frankie's Jazz Club | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

The Day Before Christmas

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:15 pm | Theatre

Onegin

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Friday Night Live

Stories. Music. Life. Every Friday night is something different- a chance to gather the community, share something amazing and go out into the night having witnessed creativity in action

North Vancouver | Lynn Valley United Church | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, ‘This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.’

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

Rastak Music in Vancouver

Rastak Music Group, best Persian Folk Music, are going to perform in Vancouver for the second time

New Westminster | Massey Theatre | 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music

Yo Jacket Required - Bottleneck's Annual Jacket Drive

Please bring it down here on December 15th so we can donate to folks who could really use it this winter. Hebegebe will have tunes a playin, there will be drinks a flowin and friends a waitin. In the name of love and life in an obscenely expensive city, l

Vancouver | The Bottleneck | 9:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Charity / Fundraising

Etienne Siew

Etienne Siew is a vocalist and songwriter from Coquitlam who has been playing guitar for over 15 years and singing for as long as he can remember

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

TriloJay

Beyond the razorblade grooves, adrenaline-fueled stageshow, and mastery of their art, Trilojay is about the experience of music

Coquitlam | Hard Rock Casino Vancouver | 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Music | Free

KINK Fetish Nights - KINKY Santa Ball

The holiday season is here and what better way to celebrate Christmas? Having a KINKY Santa Ball of course! Our dress code is way more relaxed for this event but still need to have that fetish and kinky inspired look

Vancouver | XYYVR | 9:30 pm to 3:00 am | Party

Stereotype Fridays

Stereotype Fridays returns with local favorites Marcus James, Adam Pearce, Clawfly & DJ TYLO for a night of music without stereotypes!

Vancouver | Celebrities Nightclub | 10:00 pm to 3:00 am | Party | Free

The Instant Lab Presents: Nobody Goes to Moscow ~ Improvised Chekov

Enter the world of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. In an improvised play based on your suggestion, our cast will use the styles and themes of one of Russia's greatest dramatists.

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm | Performing Arts

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Christmas at Canada Place

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 30th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver

Vancouver | Canada Place | 8:00 am to 11:00 pm | Family

Free Ice Skating at Robson Square

This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun

Vancouver | Robson Square | 9:00 am to 11:00 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Anonymous Art Show 2017 at the CityScape Community Art Space

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council & CityScape Community Art Space are very excited to announce the 13th Annual “Anonymous Art Show”

North Vancouver | CityScape Community Art Space | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Our annual holiday festivities begin Friday, November 24th and run through January 7th. This year, wrap yourself in the magic of a white Christmas

North Vancouver | Grouse Mountain Resort | 9:00 am to 10:00 pm | Family

Breakfast with Santa

Join us for a pancake breakfast, a visit from Santa Claus followed by entertainment

Vancouver | Champlain Heights Community Centre | 9:30 am to 12:00 am | Family

Holiday Traditions Start At Vancouver Aquarium

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime

Vancouver | Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park | 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Nature / Animals

VSO Tiny Tots: Holiday Hooray!

Hooray, hooray, we’ll have fun in the snow today! Sing-along to frosty favorites while you move along with miniatures from “The Nutcracker,” “Babes in Toyland” and other sparkly holiday classics. Accompanied by a brass trio

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Music

Sylvia Tait: Journey

Join us at the Burnaby Art Gallery for the exhibit of the renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait

Burnaby | Burnaby Art Gallery | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bird Walk

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Nature / Animals

ArtRich 2017

The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland

Richmond | Richmond Cultural Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition | Free

Amazonia: The Rights of Nature

MOA will showcase its Amazonian collections in a significant exploration of socially and environmentally-conscious notions intrinsic to indigenous South American cultures, which have recently become innovations in International Law

Vancouver | Museum of Anthropology at UBC | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Paint Anything - Drop in Painting

Visit our studio in downtown Langley for a relaxed painting experience

Langley | Zealous Art | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Crafty Affaire Holiday Market

Still going through your naughty & nice list? Join us for some last minute shopping on Dec 16th.

Vancouver | Croatian Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Market

FVHRS The Electric Express

See the characters, listen to the Christmas music, Travel the Electric Express back in time to 1917, and visit the special workshop of Father Christmas

Surrey | Cloverdale Station | 10:00 am to 3:50 pm | Family

Timberline Country Christmas 2017

Country Christmas is a unique-yet traditional–family-oriented Christmas experience complete with lit trees, interactive scenes, and music

Maple Ridge | Timberline Ranch | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Family

Holiday on Ice & Meta Christmas Party

Two great parties rolled into one! First Ice Dance Theatre will be hosting the Holiday on Ice party at WECC Ice rink from 10-12, then we will head over for our annual Meta Christmas party at the Sunset Towers garden room

Vancouver | West End Community Centre Association | 10:00 am to 2:00 pm | Family

Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes

In collaboration with the Battle of the Brush, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents Crimson: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, a two-phrase exhibition that shows the collective work of sixteen Vancouver-based artists

Vancouver | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm | Exhibition

Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City

A look at New Westminster’s saloons, breweries, distilleries, afternoon teas, soda fountains and other drinking habits, places and stories

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Anime Evolution Presents: Akimatsuri 2017

Akimatsuri is an annual 1-day event held in the late fall, serving as a light version of our annual 3-day convention

Vancouver | UBC Robson Square | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Festival

Weirdos Holiday Market

Our event unites Vancouver’s most curious local artisans and vendors to showcase an eclectic array of all things unusual, unique, and out of this world to pique your curiosity

Vancouver | Betamax Studios | 11:00 am to 7:00 pm | Market

A Christmas Weekend with Stephen and Chanzie

Stephen and Chanzie Christmas Workshop 2017. The Amazing and recent Lindy Hop/ Shag champions are coming to town!

Abbotsford | Suburban Swing Abbotsford | 11:00 am to 11:00 pm | Dance

Timebomb & FBomb Trading Warehouse Sale

This only happens once a year! 3 days only!

Burnaby | Timebomb Trading | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Market | Free

Canyon Lights by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

In response to popular demand, the 12th season of Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been extended. From November 23 to January 28 the park is alive with lights, lights and more lights!

North Vancouver | Capilano Suspension Bridge Park | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

The Wizard of Oz: Pantomime

SPECC-tacular Productions presents its annual Christmas pantomime - full of slapstick song, dance, music, cross-dressing and magic

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Performing Arts

Song Craft Vancouver

Sarah Jane Scouten is a songwriter who grew up on Bowen Island, where she was immersed in bluegrass, folk and country music

Vancouver | Heatley | 11:00 am to 4:30 pm | Workshop

Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron)

Vancouver | Vancouver Christmas Market | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Family

Holiday Hooray!

Hooray, hooray, we’ll have fun in the snow today! Sing-along to frosty favorites while you move along with miniatures from “The Nutcracker,” “Babes in Toyland” and other sparkly holiday classics. Accompanied by a brass trio

New Westminster | Anvil Centre | 11:30 am to 12:30 am | Music

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Nutcracker Lunch Buffet

The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | Food / Wine

SantaCon Vancouver 2017

Save the date Santa! Dust off your Santa suit. Dig out your antlers. Sparkle your snowflakes. Santacon Vancouver is coming to town!

Vancouver | Downtown Vancouver | 12:00 am to 2:00 pm | Family

End the Libyan Slave Trade - Vancouver Protest

Slavery should be non existent in 2017. Live auctions should not be taken place today. Let's unite, join forces, raise awareness and use our voice for those who don't have one. I'm willing to use mine, are you ?

Vancouver | Vancouver Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 2:00 pm | Active Life / Health

Let's Watch: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

New Westminster | Landmark Cinemas 10 New Westminster | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Film

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017 at Dundarave Park

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights at Dundarave Park

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Woodwards Atrium Market

VHS Markets & Woodwards bring you the Woodwards Weekend Pop-Up! A community event that brings incredible goods made from artisans, crafters and original or vintage goods

Vancouver | Woodward's Building | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Market

World Christmas at Dundarave Park

The World Christmas, unique to the Dundarave Festival of Lights, celebrates the richness of Canada’s cultural diversity

West Vancouver | Dundarave Park | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Family | Free

Exhibition: Andrew Dadson

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Although receiving great commercial attention and critical acclaim, Dadson has rarely shown in public institutions

Vancouver | Contemporary Art Gallery | 12:00 am to 6:00 pm | Visual Arts | Free

Christmas Market - Shipyards

Black Tusk Jerky is back at the shipyards! This time with Salt + Smoke Products!

North Vancouver | Shipyards | 12:00 am to 10:00 pm | Market

Memory - History - Story Exhibition

This year’s teaching exhibition is a celebration of the first people of our country. Memory - History - Story is an exploration of our indigenous artists, their perspectives and voices, through the lens of Indigenous principles of learning.

North Vancouver | Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Victorian Christmas Tea

Get into the holiday spirit by treating yourself to Victorian tea in the Grandmother’s Room at Irving House. Surrounded by the splendour of a Victorian Christmas, you will be served tea and traditional holiday treats

New Westminster | Irving House | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Family

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

This exhibition presents never-before exhibited work by three artists whose research-based practices have drawn them to the work of historical women artists Marianne Brandt, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Mina Loy

Vancouver | Access Gallery | 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | Exhibition

Mirai Maid Cafe @ AEAki2017

It's our second cafe, and it's the Holiday season~! We'll have sweets, warm drinks, games to play, and, of course, some live performances from the members of ShootingStar Idols~!

Vancouver | UBC Robson Square | 12:00 am to 4:00 pm | Party

The East Van Holiday Sale

Shop for the holidays casually...with a drink in your hand. Because that's how shopping should be done!

Vancouver | Astoria Hastings | 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Market

Live Nativity with farm animals

Come and hear the story of the birth of Jesus. A migrant family seeking shelter, a baby born in a barn. A story where everyone who wants to be is part of the telling

Vancouver | 1490 Nanton Ave | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Family

Heritage Christmas

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays

Burnaby | Burnaby Village Museum | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family | Free

Big Elf Run 2017

Get into the festive spirit in the 3rd Annual Big Elf Run! This holiday-themed fun run offers a 1km Wee Elf Run, 5km or 10km Big Elf timed run/walk around scenic Stanley Park

Vancouver | Lumberman's Arch Concession | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Active Life / Health

Celebrating Solstice by Stanley Park Ecology Society

The chestnuts are roasting and holly has been hung. But where do these traditions originate? Explore the history and customs of mid-winter festivals on this two-hour walk

Vancouver | Stanley Park Nature House | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Active Life / Health

Christmas with Chor Leoni

Chor Leoni’s holiday offering combines favourite tunes in polished settings, sparkling new choral gems, frosty winter songs, and familiar sing-along carols like a bright garland to warm the mid-winter darkness

West Vancouver | West Vancouver United Church | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm | Music

Casual Saturdays: The Improv Drop-In by Instant Theatre

Join our amazing faculty and cast members for the Casual Saturdays Drop-in workshop! If you're a beginner or intermediate improvisational performer and looking for more rehearsal opportunities, our Casual Saturdays workshop is for you!

Vancouver | Instant Studios | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm | Workshop

Bah Humbug!

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Theatre

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Robert Jess Roth

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Musical

North Vancouver LoLo Food Tour

During the 2.5 hour tour, you will be able to learn about the historic ship building industry and early settlers to the area as you savor a delicious culinary experience. The tour includes 10 stops featuring 7 market vendors

North Vancouver | Lonsdale Quay Market | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Food / Wine

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Classes

Classes consist of instructions on how to meditate, information on Sahaja Yoga Meditation as well as meditation sessions. Classes are free and open to newcomers of all ages and newcomers are welcome to join at any time

Richmond | Richmond Multicultural Community Services | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Active Life / Health | Free

Almost, Maine

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

Theatre Replacement. East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Family

Cinderella

Cinderella ~ Our Annual Christmas Pantomime. With plenty of catchy musical numbers and considerable audience participation, Metro Theatre’s Cinderella is the story of how an underdog uses her courage to go after what she wants.

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Theatre

The Day Before Christmas By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

Surviving The Perfect Holiday Disaster

Vancouver | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre | 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm | Theatre

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Family

Goh Ballet's The Nutcracker

A Traditional Rendition of a Classical Masterpiece. Come and experience the sparkle and the magic of the Goh Ballet's Nutcracker - the show The Province claims is "..the one to see" this holiday season.

Vancouver | The Centre for Performing Arts | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Dance

Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille

The hit musical as immersive as love itself

Vancouver | Granville Island Stage | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Performing Arts

Presented by The Mint Collective: The Realistic Joneses

Two couples, both named Jones, face the confounding business of being alive. As one character says, This was fun. I mean, not fun, but definitely some other word.

Vancouver | Vancity Culture Lab | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Performing Arts

Theatre series. Memories of a Christmas Ornament

The story of a man’s life as seen through the eyes of a Christmas ornament who loves him

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Theatre

Good Tidings! A Good Noise Gospel Christmas!

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir has been bringing the joy of the Christmas season to sold out audiences for well over a decade, and Good Tidings!

Vancouver | Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Music

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 3:00 pm to 4:40 pm | Theatre

Sinbad, the Pirates and the Island of the Dinosaur

Sparkling, magical, family fun awaits when we join Sinbad and his wacky crew in an hilarious adventure on the high seas

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm | Theatre

The Grand Old Duke of York - Our traditional Panto

Join us for a night of Family Fun during our annual Christmas Pantomime. Full of slapstick, romance, music and laughter, you’ll get to cheer for the good guys and boo the bad in an epic quest where love triumphs over evil

North Vancouver | Deep Cove Stage Society | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm | Performing Arts

George Greenaway Family Skate

Come out and enjoy the Winter Wonderland setup at Cloverdale Arena

Surrey | Cloverdale Arena | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family | Free

A Traditional Christmas, with the VSO

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Lower Mainland’s most beloved Christmas music tradition. Kick off your Holiday season on the perfect note, with the VSO Traditional Christmas concerts

Surrey | Bell Performing Arts Centre | 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto

Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help.

North Vancouver | The Theatre at Hendry Hall | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Family

ShootingStar Idols at Akimatsuri

A dance & song performance group local to Vancouver, BC. We focus on the celebration of Asian-idol culture in Canada!

Vancouver | UBC Robson Square | 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Dance

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Show

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Vancouver | VanDusen Botanical Garden | 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Family

Billy Dixon and his Soul Train Express

Billy Dixon is a legend of his own, a phenomenal singer and a riveting performer

Vancouver | Fairview Pub | 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Music

Old-fashioned Musical Christmas

Join in an evening of music and carols in a magical setting and relax with your friends around the bonfire

Langley | Fort Langley National Historic Site | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Family

Creekside Winter Fest

Creekside Economic Development Association is excited to announce the first Creekside Winter Fest presented by Novus!

Vancouver | The Village on False Creek | 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Festival | Free

Chinese Lantern Festival

Experience Vancouver in a whole new light in this 5-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, amazing performances, and incredible food

Vancouver | PNE/Playland | 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Festival

Hanukkah Havdallah in the Dark

Hanukkah Havdallah in the Dark for ages 0-7yrs. Interactive Havdallah service with Rabbi Rubin, live music entertainment for Hanukkah, Glow in the Dark crafts, and Dinner!

Richmond | Beth Tikvah Congregation Richmond | 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm | Family

Celebrate Christmas at Newlands. Festive Holiday Dinner Buffet

Make holiday memories with family and friends at Newlands. The halls are decked with boughs of holly & the menus trimmed with holiday tradition. Join in the “Spirit of Christmas” at Newlands.

Langley | Newlands Golf & Country Club | 5:30 pm to 0:30 am | Food / Wine

Mad House - The Jedi Doth Return

Mad House Productions is back with the third, and final, entry in Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare Star Wars original trilogy - and we want you to join us for another hilarious evening!

Vancouver | Seven Dining Lounge | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Kingfisher Bluez 10th Annual Christmas Party

Ten Bands! Two Free Christmas 7" Singles! Cookies! Prizes!

Vancouver | Russian Hall | 6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Party

Tzivos Hashem Car Menorah Parade

We would like to invite you to a Car Menorah Parade on Saturday night, December 16, 6:00 pm

Vancouver | Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Family

Hidden Charms and The Rickshaw Present Keithmas VIII

Keithmas VIII - A Foodbank Fundrager presented by Hidden Charms and The Rickshaw with support from Phillips Brewing and Malting Co

Vancouver | Rickshaw Theatre | 7:00 pm to 1:00 am | Music

Mad Max: Yellow Brick Road

“Mad” Max Rockatansky has survived the Road Wars, the Thunderdome, and some killer sunburns – but can he survive... the Lollipop Guild?

Vancouver | Havana Theatre | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Colombian Christmas Party

Second Floor in association with Colombianos en Vancouver is hosting an amazing Holiday Party!

Vancouver | Second Floor Eatery + Bar | 7:00 pm to 2:00 am | Party

Christmas Is... by Coastal Church

What’s Christmas really all about? This holiday season, Coastal Church invites you on an exciting journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas!

Vancouver | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Performing Arts | Free

Fry Fest: A Chanukah Sizzler

Think you've got what it takes to win "Most Astonishing Deep Fried Food"? Spend the 5th night of Chanukah frying up a storm with friends!

Vancouver | Or Shalom Synagogue | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Festival

Theatre Replacement - East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White

Vancouver | York Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Family

我是MTV 歌手演唱會 2017 I'm A MTV Singer 2017

Presented by: Sunshine Studio

Burnaby | Michael J Fox Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Ballet Bloch: The Nutcracker

The traditional classic is re-worked in collaboration with North Shore Academy of Dance Half-Day Program performing Hip-Hop as The Rats and Eireborn Irish Dance Company as The Soldiers.

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Performing Arts

GVYMA Swinging Back Winter Jazz Concert

Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy Jazz Bands present Swinging Back featuring the Signature & Premier Jazz Bands directed by Nina Falcos

New Westminster | Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Music

Theatrix Presents - Elf Jr. The Musical

The award winning Theatrix Youtheatre Society is proud to present Elf Jr. Inspired by the classic film, Buddy the Elf journeys from the North Pole to find out who he really is, and save Christmas!

Port Moody | Inlet Theatre | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Musical

Carols for the Climate

On Saturday, December 16, join Earthkeepers for a night of local music, art, food, and Christmas carols, as we join with the Pull. Together campaign to raise money in support of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and other First Nations..

Vancouver | Vancouver First Church of the Nazarene | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Charity / Fundraising | Free

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette

C.S Lewis’ first installment of the epic Chronicles of Narnia series bounds on to the CTYP stage this holiday season.

Vancouver | Waterfront Theatre | 7:00 pm to 8:40 pm | Theatre

Bah Humbug! by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in modern-day east Vancouver under the direction James Fagan Tait, Jessie Award-winning actor, playwright, and director

Vancouver | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Theatre

VWMC presents "Sounds of Christmas" with Magee Secondary Chamber A Choir

Our final Christmas Concert of the season, VWMC presents "Sounds of Christmas" with the Magee Secondary Chamber Choir and featuring Cameron Wilson on violin at Shaughnessy Heights United Church

Vancouver | Shaughnessy Heights United Church | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Sinbad, the Pirates and the Island of the Dinosaur

Sparkling, magical, family fun awaits when we join Sinbad and his wacky crew in an hilarious adventure on the high seas

Surrey | Surrey Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm | Theatre

The Grand Old Duke of York - Our traditional Panto

Join us for a night of Family Fun during our annual Christmas Pantomime. Full of slapstick, romance, music and laughter, you’ll get to cheer for the good guys and boo the bad in an epic quest where love triumphs over evil

North Vancouver | Deep Cove Stage Society | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Shredding for a wedding with Jock tears, Bored Decor + guests

A fundraiser to help 2 broke musicians in love afford their immigration and lawyer fees. Meg & Cody we're supposed to get married and begin the immigration process to get Cody to Canada but, weeks before their wedding date, he got denied into Canada

Vancouver | Fox Cabaret | 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm | Charity / Fundraising

The Wizard of Oz - Pantomime

SPECC-tacular Productions presents its annual Christmas pantomime - full of slapstick song, dance, music, cross-dressing and magic

Maple Ridge | The ACT Arts Centre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Performing Arts

Winter Harp 2017

Winter Harp is one of the most hauntingly-beautiful Christmas concerts you will ever attend

Vancouver | St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Music

Fowlie and Friends Christmas Show

This holiday season be entertained by a range of sweet talent from the North Shore - it's sure to inspire you to give copious quantities of candy canes to those you care about!

West Vancouver | Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Show

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Led by Robyn Driedger-Klassen, VAM’s Vocal Theatre Department reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging in Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, Paul Ramsier’s The Man on the Bearskin Rug, and Ned Rorem’s Fables

Vancouver | Vancouver Academy of Music | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music | Free

DAA VVinterFest & Karaoke

The members of Dynamo would like to welcome you to a holiday party! We want to spend some time with you.

Vancouver | Dynamo Arts Association | 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm | Party

Christmas Musical Panto - Cinderella

Cinderella ~ Our Annual Christmas Pantomime. With plenty of catchy musical numbers and considerable audience participation, Metro Theatre’s Cinderella is the story of how an underdog uses her courage to go after what she wants.

Vancouver | Metro Theatre | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Theatre

Creatures of Habit - A VAM Vocal Theatre Production

An evening of the contemporary music of Wilder, Rorem, and Barber. Admission is free!

Vancouver | Vancouver Academy of Music | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Music | Free

Holiday Train with Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Band

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is set to close out Canada 150 with its biggest ever lineup of Canadian talent to date!

Maple Ridge | Across from Billy Miner Pub | 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm | Family | Free

Goh Ballet's The Nutcracker

A Traditional Rendition of a Classical Masterpiece. Come and experience the sparkle and the magic of the Goh Ballet's Nutcracker - the show The Province claims is "..the one to see" this holiday season.

Vancouver | The Centre for Performing Arts | 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Dance

Lions Gate Sinfonia - A Sinfonia Family Christmas

Lions Gate Sinfonia brings you all the favourites of the holiday season - both sacred and secular, including highlights of Hande

North Vancouver | Centennial Theatre | 7:30 pm to 6:50 pm | Music

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

The beloved fairy-tale musical returns. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late?

Vancouver | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Musical

Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upsi

Vancouver | Concord Pacific Place | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Theatre series: Memories of a Christmas Ornament

The story of a man’s life as seen through the eyes of a Christmas ornament who loves him

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Salsa & Latin Dance Night

Featuring Salsa, Bachata & Merengue lesson & Latin Music with Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler

Coquitlam | Evergreen Cultural Centre | 8:00 pm to 0:30 am | Dance

Ladies night at Pancho’s

Save the date ladies night coming to Pancho’s .... just before Christmas

Surrey | Pancho's Top 40 Rock Club | 8:00 pm to 1:00 am | Music

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic where miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of the holidays

Richmond | Gateway Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Vancouver Chamber Choir: A Baroque Christmas

The great Baroque composers knew how to write music that virtually dances with joy. Make it a party – meet the Vancouver Chamber Choir family of choirs, orchestra and soloists in the Orpheum for a concert which celebrates the Christmas season like no othe

Vancouver | The Orpheum | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Sleeping Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life as a brand new, fun for all ages, non-traditional pantomime!

New Westminster | The Bernie Legge Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Good Tidings! A Good Noise Gospel Christmas

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir has been bringing the joy of the Christmas season to sold out audiences for well over a decade, and Good Tidings!

Vancouver | Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Music

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

A charming, almost-magical tapestry of the joys and perils of romance, set in one night in a small town in Maine

Vancouver | Pacific Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Theatre

Swing Dance Party at the ARC

First annual swing dance party at the ARC building! An evening bursting with music, good friends, art and of course, swing dancing!

Vancouver | 1701 Powell street | 8:00 pm to 2:00 am | Dance

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

The VSO’s traditional presentation of Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons. Philippe Quint, one of the most lyrical, elegant, and poetic violinists in the world today, will perform this enduring favourite, on the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Stradivari

Vancouver | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Music

Kitty Nights West Presents Pee Wee’s Burlesque Christmas Special

Kitty Nights West returns to the Rio Theatre’s stage with the must-see Pee Wee’s Burlesque Christmas Special!

Vancouver | The Rio Theatre | 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Show

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre

In Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens, the cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever

Vancouver | The Cultch | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm |